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Art Shay

American, 1922-2018

Art Shay is a great photographer. His work over the past 50 years has artfully captured the beauty, humor and pathos of America. Studs Terkel says, “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of Playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner says, “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago artist says, “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Tom Dyja, author of The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream says, “Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, novelist says, “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, art editor, Paris says, “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel, photographer; IIT Institute of Design President says, “I have one of Art Shay’s pictures over my desk. It reminds me every morning of my Chicago roots. Arts photos, like me, have the Chicago accent, which may be to say he’s telling you the truth. I think it takes a realist to see the humor in things. I know it takes a realist to see the depths of tragedy. Shay’s work is so real it feels like a Madison Street guy tapping me on the forearm,” says David Mamet.

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Artist: Art Shay
Hugh Hefner in His Bedroom Office, Chicago 1961, Black and White Photography
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
"Nelson Algren's Chicago: Photographs by Art Shay", page 34. Hugh Hefner liked Algren and vice versa. After Hefner purchased several of his short stori...
Category

1960s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

I Am A Man - Color Signed Photograph, 1968 Memphis Sanitation Worker Protest
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
In his final days, Martin Luther King Jr. stood by striking sanitation workers in Memphis ,Tennessee. MLK had given his famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech and the next day Art Shay was on his way to cover the strike. He got word that MLK was shot while en route. He arrived in the city with chaos all around. This photo captures that important time. Art Shay I Am A Man, 1968 archival pigment print 20h x 16w in 50.80h x 40.64w cm Framed: 23.75h x 17.75w x 1.25d in 60.33h x 45.09w x 3.17d cm ASY325 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen and Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart...
Category

1960s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Archival Pigment

James Baldwin Standing, Deerfield, IL 1961, Deerfield Integration Rally
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
"In 1961 Art Shay encounted the African American writer and itellectual James Baldwin at a neighbor's home in Deerfield, Illinois. Baldwin was visiting the lily-white suburb because it had recently drawn international attention for its stand against residential racial integration. He attended a house partyon behalf of the American Freedom of Residence Fund, a national oranization of liberal integrationists that supported the beleagured local group, the Deerfield Citizens for Human Rights. Shay captured Baldwin hiding away in the kitchen. As he looks back at the camera, Baldwin seems to ponder the absurdity of his environment in Deerfield, where residents seemed so scared of having a dark-skinned neighbor like him." {Experpt from Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles Through the Lens of Art Shay by Erik S. Gellman} Art Shay James Baldwin, 1961 archival pigment print 19h x 13w in 48.26h x 33.02w cm Framed: 21.75h x 16.50w x 1.25d in 55.24h x 41.91w x 3.17d cm ASY365 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Archival Pigment

Iceman - Children Gathered Around an Ice Cream Vendor circa 1949, Photo Signed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Children gather around the ice cream vendor with wrapped attention in this wonderful example of Art Shay's mastery of street photography. Circa 1949, this photo captures an innocence from days gone by. It is matted and framed in a simple black frame measuring 16h x 19.25w x 1.25d inches. Art Shay Iceman silver gelatin print, printed circa 2010 11h x 14w in 27.94h x 35.56w cm ASY12019 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen and Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart...
Category

1960s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Archival Pigment

JFK in Profile, 1960 - Color Photograph Matted and Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Photographer Art Shay was able to get up close and personal in this intimate portrait of John F. Kennedy. Being devoid of any background interference adds to the power of this portrait. It is matted and framed in a black metal frame measuring 18h x 13.75w x 1.25d inches. Art Shay JFK in Profile, 1960 archival pigment print 14h x 11w in 35.56h x 27.94w cm ASY15013 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Archival Pigment

Brooklyn, Illinois, Twins, 1952 - For Ebony Magazine in Lovejoy AKA Brooklyn, IL
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay photographed the community of Brooklyn, IL for Ebony Magazine, 1952. These photographs are the result of that experience. Brooklyn (popularly known as Lovejoy), is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. Located two miles north of East St. Louis, Illinois and three miles northeast of downtown St. Louis, Missouri, it is the oldest town incorporated by African Americans in the United States. It was founded by freed and fugitive slaves from St. Louis, led by "Mother" Priscilla Baltimore in the period of 1829 to 1839. Its motto is "Founded by Chance, Sustained by Courage". This photograph is framed. Art Shay Brooklyn Twins, 1952 silver gelatin print 14h x 11w in 35.56h x 27.94w cm ASY15054 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel, photographer; IIT Institute of Design President “I have one of Art Shay’s pictures over my desk. It reminds me every morning of my Chicago roots. Arts photos, like me, have the Chicago accent, which may be to say he’s telling you the truth. I think it takes a realist to see the humor in things. I know it takes a realist to see the depths of tragedy. Art’s work is so real it feels like a Madison Street guy tapping me on the forearm.” David Mamet
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Twins, Lovejoy AKA Brooklyn, Illinois, for Ebony Magazine, 1952, Silver Gelatin
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay photographed the community of Brooklyn, IL for Ebony Magazine, 1952. These photographs are the result of that experience. Brooklyn (popularly known as Lovejoy), is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. Located two miles north of East St. Louis, Illinois and three miles...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Farm Wives at Play- Illinois State Fair, Springfield, 1972
By Art Shay
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Farm Wives at Play- Illinois State Fair, Springfield, 1972, 1972, printed 1975 Chromogenic print 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) Edition 5
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

C Print, Photographic Paper

Woman in Sheer Dress, Silver Gelatin Black & White Photograph by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
At what appears to be a costume party, this beautiful woman, draped in a sheer tunic, must have been the center of attention. Dressed as Aphrodite, she clearly commands those around her. With his camera as his constant companion, Shay was able to capture moments of everyday life and make them extraordinary. This artwork is currently unframed. Contact gallery for framing options. Art Shay Woman in Sheer Dress silver gelatin print 20h x 16w in 50.80h x 40.64w cm 7ED.1.20.12005 ASY12005 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel, photographer; IIT Institute of Design President “I have one of Art Shay’s pictures over my desk. It reminds me every morning of my Chicago roots. Arts photos, like me, have the Chicago accent, which may be to say he’s telling you the truth. I think it takes a realist to see the humor in things. I know it takes a realist to see the depths of tragedy. Art’s work is so real it feels like a Madison Street guy tapping me on the forearm.” David Mamet
Category

1960s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Maxwell Street Dog, Black & White Street Photography, Chicago, 1953 by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay's love of Street Photography is evident is this 1953 photograph entitled "Maxwell Street Dog". A Chicago tradition running for about 100 years, the Maxwell Street Market wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Nakedly Patriotic, 1970, Peaceful Gathering, Nude Female, Archival Pigment Print
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
A large outdoor gathering is the setting of this amazing photo by Art Shay. "Nakedly Patriotic" is just that - the nude female in the foreground looks toward the raised American Fla...
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1960s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Archival Pigment

Marlon Brando, Libertyville, Illinois, 1950 - Silver Gelatin Print
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
On assignment for Life Magazine in 1950, Art Shay photographed Marlon Brando at his family farm in Libertyville, Illinois, just north of Chicago. Looking straight into Art's lens, Brando is innocent of the fame that is about to become his world. He went on to a career spanning sixty years including winning two Oscars for Best Actor. This photograph is unframed. Contact the gallery for framing options. Art Shay Brando Portrait, 1950 silver gelatin print 20h x 16w in 50.80h x 40.64w cm ASY12088 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel, photographer; IIT Institute of Design President “I have one of Art Shay’s pictures over my desk. It reminds me every morning of my Chicago roots. Arts photos, like me, have the Chicago accent, which may be to say he’s telling you the truth. I think it takes a realist to see the humor in things. I know it takes a realist to see the depths of tragedy. Art’s work is so real it feels like a Madison Street guy tapping me on the forearm.” David Mamet
Category

1950s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Vegas, Hotel Signs, Homage to Mondrian, Color Street Photography by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay's love of Street Photography is evident is this photograph simply titled "Vegas". A plethora of restaurant and hotel signs pay homage to Mondrian. These colorful signs cov...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Archival Pigment

Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, Las Vegas, 1961, The Rat Pack
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Two of the famed Rat Pack are shown here is this playful photograph by Art Shay. Dean Martin carries Frank Sinatra across the stage while the other members enjoy the antics in this ...
Category

1960s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Observant Father, 1949, Chicago, Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Street photography was Art's true passion. He never went anywhere without his camera so he could capture moments like this one - a priest on a Chicago street "observing" one of his parishioners. Art saw humor in everyday life catching moments that the casual observer probably would have missed. Art Shay Observant Father, 1949 vintage silver gelatin print...
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1940s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Building of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, 1963, Silver Gelatin Print
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Standing 630 feet above the Mississippi River is St. Louis’ most iconic landmark: the Gateway Arch. The tallest national monument in America, it is a lege...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Deerfield Protestors, 1963, Activists at Rally at Dusk, Silver Gelatin Print
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Residents of Deerfield, IL learned a housing developer planned to sell homes in the village to black and white buyers. Many residents opposed integration and sought reasons to halt the development. A smaller group, the Deerfield Citizens for Human Rights, formed in support of the development. In the weeks that followed, Deerfield residents passed a park referendum to condemn the developer’s land. The crisis in Deerfield became a national story, attracting the attention of Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The activists rallied and sang freedom songs at dusk on May 18, 1963 captured here by Art. After years of demonstrations and legal battles, the land became parks that stand today. This artwork is not framed. Please contact the gallery for framing information. Art Shay Deerfield Rally, 1963 silver gelatin print 16h x 20w in 40.64h x 50.80w cm ASY15079 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel, photographer; IIT Institute of Design President “I have one of Art Shay’s pictures over my desk. It reminds me every morning of my Chicago roots. Arts photos, like me, have the Chicago accent, which may be to say he’s telling you the truth. I think it takes a realist to see the humor in things. I know it takes a realist to see the depths of tragedy. Art’s work is so real it feels like a Madison Street guy tapping me on the forearm.” David Mamet
Category

1960s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Lombardi Huddle, Green Bay Packer Coach Vince Lombardi 1966 by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Famed Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi photographed at Lambeau Field in 1966 by Art Shay. The angle of this shot is particularly interesting. Art was definitely up close and personal with the coach and players that day! This photograph is not framed. Please contact the gallery for framing options. Art Shay Lombardi Huddle, 1966 silver gelatin print, printed later 20h x 16w in 50.80h x 40.64w cm ASY15080 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Car Reflection, 1958, Black and White Photograph Appeared in LIFE Magazine
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay carried his camera with him where ever he went. He captured everyday moments and some not so everyday like this car. It's reflection in a shop window gives the appearance ...
Category

1950s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Girls Girls Girls, State St. Strip Joint Near Death, Chicago, 1966
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This was seemingly always a seedy joint. Opened in 1906 for the Jones, Linick & Schaefer circuit as the U.S. Music Hall, it was shut down briefly in 1916 for indecency, as it was always primarily a burlesque house. In 1922 an abandoned baby was found there; in 1932 there was a rapist and killer caught there; over the years gambling was broken up, mob links were found, and it was shut down repeatedly. By 1934 it had become the State-Harrison Theatre. By the mid-1940’s, it had gone burlesque before the city shut it down at the end of 1954 for lewd conduct. By 1967 it was called the Rialto Theatre, probably for the associations people had with the old Rialto Theatre a couple blocks north, when it was shut down again. It reopened in 1971. In November 1974 it closed briefly after being victim of a series of coordinated bombings of Chicago porn houses - the Rialto Theatre, Follies Theatre, Newberry Theatre, and Bijou Theatre were victims. It soon reopened, but was shut down for good a few months later in 1975 as part of a code crackdown that shut a number of theatres. Art Shay State Street Strip Joint Near Death, 1966 archival pigment print, unnumbered edition 16h x 20w in 40.64h x 50.80w cm ASY169 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Archival Pigment

Marlon Brando Kissing Dog, Libertyville, IL 1950 - Large Format Black & White
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a large scale black and white photo of Marlon Brando as a young man at his family farm with his dog. In 1951 Life Magazine asked Art Shay to photograph Marlon Brando at his family home in Libertyville, IL. This is one of the photos from that shoot. In 2000, Art Shay published Album for an Age: Unconventional Words and Pictures from the Twentieth Century. This artwork is matted and framed. Art Shay Marlon Brando Kissing Dog...
Category

1950s Contemporary Art Shay

Materials

Archival Pigment

Titter, Scantily Clad Woman Viewing Titter Magazine, 1950 Vintage Photograph
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20...
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1950s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

A Farm Grandma Waiting for Kids, 1951
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20...
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1950s Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Blues Guitarist, Buddy Guy, 1966, Playing Guitar, Framed Photograph by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, this black and white photograph of Buddy Guy was taken by Art Shay in 1966. In 2016, Buddy Guy chose this photo for his 80th birthday celebration poster. It is signed on the front of the image. It is matted in a heavy mat and framed in a black metal frame. It measures 25.5h x 19.5w inches. Art Shay Buddy Guy, 1966 archival pigment print 19h x 13w in 48.26h x 33.02w cm ASY177 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel...
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1960s Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Two Leopards Spotted, Chicago 1974, Brookfield Zoo, Signed and Framed.
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Street photography was a passion of Art's and it shows in this delightful shot taken at Brookfield Zoo in 1974. The photograph is signed on the bottom right hand corner. It is matted with a heavy white mat and framed in a simple black metal frame. Art Shay Two Leopards...
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1970s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Mafia Boss Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo in Front of Big Lion, Chicago 1959
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20...
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1950s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Killers For Hire, JFK, South Dakota 1960, Black and White Photograph by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This photograph features John F Kennedy sitting on the back of a convertible with US Representative George McGovern in what at first glance appears to be a parade route in South Dako...
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1960s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

The Nixons on LaSalle Street, Chicago, 1968, Color Photograph, Signed on Back
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Richard Nixon, with his hands in the air waving his iconic "V" for victory, is shown here on the campaign trail during the 1968 presidential election. The photograph was taken on Chicago's famed LaSalle Street with the Board of Trade in the background. Art Shay The Nixons on LaSalle Street, 1968 archival pigment print 22h x 17w in 55.88h x 43.18w cm “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen and Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren...
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1960s Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Jessica Lange at her Minnesota Cottage, 1976, Black and White Photograph, Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
A vibrant young Jessica Lang shows off her Scottie in this relaxed portrait of the rising star at her cottage retreat in Minnesota in 1976. Art Shay Jessica Lange...
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1970s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Gale Sayers #40, 1966 - Color Photograph by Art Shay for Sports Illustrated
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay Gale Sayers #40, 1966 archival pigment print 20.25 x 24.25 framed 3/3 ASY028 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel...
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1960s Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Fallen Starr, 1966, Vince Lombardi Bawling Out Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay Fallen Starr, 1966 archival pigment print 17h x 22w in 43.18h x 55.88w cm ASY234 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Boxing Great, Rocky Graciano in Locker Room After Fight, 1948
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Rocky Graziano was an American professional boxer who held the World Middleweight title. Graziano is considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history, often displayi...
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1940s Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Smiling Ray Kroc, 1965, McDonald's First Franchise in Des Plaines, IL, Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Ten years after the first franchised McDonald's was opened in Des Plaines, Illinois, Ray Kroc is shown here in 1965, enjoying a burger in front of that same restaurant. Art Shay cap...
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1960s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Martin Luther King Speaking at Soldier Field, Chicago 1966
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Blues Great Howlin' Wolf, Chicago 1966, Framed Black and White Photo by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Howlin' Wolf was one of blues music's all-time greats, known for his electric guitar-based style. Photographed here in 1966 by Art Shay, this black and white image is signed on the bottom right corner. It is matted and framed, measuring 27.5h x 21.5w inches. Art Shay Howlin' Wolf, 1966 silver gelatin print 20h x 16w in 50.80h x 40.64w cm ASY199 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel...
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1960s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Lovejoy AKA Brooklyn, Illinois, Brothers, for Ebony Magazine, 1952 by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay Brooklyn: Brothers, 1952 silver gelatin print 24.25 x 20.25 framed ASY104 Art Shay photographed the community of Brooklyn, IL for Ebony Magazine, 1952. These photographs a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Young Pool Shark, Chicago 1949, Black & White Photograph, Framed, Signed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20...
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1940s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Lovejoy AKA Brooklyn, Illinois, Sisters for Ebony Magazine, 1952, by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay Brooklyn: Sisters, 1952 silver gelatin print 24.25 x 20.25 framed ASY103 Art Shay photographed the community of Brooklyn, IL for Ebony Magazine, 1952. These photographs are the result of that experience. Brooklyn (popularly known as Lovejoy), is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. Located two miles north of East St. Louis, Illinois and three miles northeast of downtown St. Louis, Missouri, it is the oldest town incorporated by African Americans in the United States. It was founded by freed and fugitive slaves from St. Louis, led by "Mother" Priscilla Baltimore in the period of 1829 to 1839. Its motto is "Founded by Chance, Sustained by Courage". “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

"Man of Steel" Tony Zale Coaches CYO Youth, 1950, Signed, Black & White Photo
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Two-Time World Middleweight champion Tony Zale was know as the Man of Steel. He left the ring in 1948 and is shown here coaching youth in Chicago. The p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Three to Four Ages of Women - Black and White Street Photography by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay's true love was street photography. It is evidently clear in this shot entitled "The Three, Maybe Four, Ages of Women" with the young mannequin bride, the middle aged women...
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1950s Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Green Bay Packer Bart Starr vs Detroit Lions Roger Brown, 1962 (vintage)
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This vintage silver gelatin print from Art Shay shows a football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. Famed GB quarterback No. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Seurat's A La Grande Jatte with Marcel Marceau, Chicago, 1958
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This 1958 photograph by Art Shay shows Marcel Marceau in front of George Seurat's famed painting "Sunday Afternoon" at the Art Institute of Chicago. Art Shay A La Grande Jatte, 1958...
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1970s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Wrassle Mania, 1975, Multi-Exposure Black and White Photograph, Framed, Signed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This multi-exposure photograph in what Art called "wrassling" shows all angles of the sport of wrestling. The photograph is signed on the back and matted with a heavy white mat and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Wrestling Action, 1975, Black & White Photo, Multiple Frames, Framed & Signed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Wrestling action is captured in this multi-framed photography by Art Shay. Five frames show the take down and the referee's decision. The photo is matted with a heavy white mat, si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Eyeball Freak, Circus Side Show Curiosity, Silver Gelatin Print, Framed, 1952
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20...
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1950s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Griffith on Train in Nashville, 1961
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Famed Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor, (AKA, Andy Griffith) is show here in uniform enjoying a train ride. The photograph was taken by Art Shay in Nashvill...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Lovejoy AKA Brooklyn, Illinois, Crossing the Street, for Ebony Magazine, 1952
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay Brooklyn: Crossing the Street, 1952 silver gelatin print 24.25 x 20.25 framed ASY095 Art Shay photographed the community of Brooklyn, IL for Ebony Magazine, 1952. These ph...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Liz Taylor Smelling Smell-O-Vision, Chicago, 1960
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
The Scent of Mystery was a 1960 movie with a new gimmick. “Smell-o-Vision” made the miracle possible with a machine that would release scents such as fresh-baked bread, perfume and ...
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1950s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Kid Boxing, 1952, Black and White Photograph by Art Shay, Signed and Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Street Photography was a true love of Art Shay's and is completely evident in this black and white shot from 1952 of a young shirtless boy sparing with an unseen opponent. Art Shay Kid Boxing...
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20th Century Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

Safari Bath, 1955
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Shay

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Archival Pigment

The Man With the Golden Arm, 1949, Nelson Algren as the Dealer, Silver Gelatin
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
In the novel "The Man with the Golden Arm" by Nelson Algren, the main character is a card shark. Here Art has taken a twist on that title by showing Algren as the dealer in one of Art's most famous shots. This work is not framed. Contact the gallery for framing options. Art Shay The Man with the Golden Arm, 1949 silver gelatin print 16h x 20w in 40.64h x 50.80w cm ASY15107 “Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20th century.” Ellen & Richard Sandor, Renowned photo collectors “I’ve admired Art Shay’s work for almost forty years, and he keeps getting better. He can do anything with a camera, but what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.” William Friedkin, Director of French Connection “Art Shay is one of our finest photographers. His work over the past fifty years has artfully captured the beauty, humor, and pathos of America.” Studs Terkel “Art Shay is one of the best photojournalists I know. I’ve been a fan of his work since the early 1950s - before the launch of playboy magazine.” Hugh Hefner “Algren, Terkel, Royko, they gave us a voice. Art Shay gave us a face.” Tony Fitzpatrick, Chicago Artist “Art Shay is America’s Cartier-Bresson.” Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast “Chicago’s Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who’s blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart. What is it about Chicago that keeps giving us men like this?” Russell Banks, Novelist “The best images of Simone de Beauvoir and her times have been passed down to us by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gisele Freund, Robert Doisneau, Georges Brassai, and in America, the Chicago-based Art Shay, all world-class photographers.” Christophe Loviny, Art Editor, Paris “Art Shay is the best photo-journalist Chicago ever produced.” Arthur Siegel...
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1940s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Leaf

Palmer Ready to Win His 2nd Masters, Augusta, Georgia 1960, Vintage Photograph
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Poised to win his 2nd Green Jacket, Arnold Palmer is on the 18th hole with a one shot lead in this vintage photograph by Art Shay. The photo is mounted to board and signed on the b...
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1960s Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Caitlyn Bruce Jenner, Montreal Olympics, 1976, Black and White Photograph Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This iconic photo of Bruce Jenner (aka Caitlyn Jenner) is at the moment of his decathlon win at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. The photographer, Art Shay, s...
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1970s Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Tracks to War, New Jersey, 1943, Black and White Photograph, Signed, Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Big Jack
By Art Shay
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Big Jack, 1950, 1950 Silver gelatin print 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

North American
By Art Shay
Located in Saint Louis, MO
North American, 1951 Silver gelatin print Framed Dimensions: 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches (51.4 x 41.3 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Iowa Gothic
By Art Shay
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Iowa Gothic, 1958 Silver gelatin print
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Mid-20th Century Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Spanish Steps
By Art Shay
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Spanish Steps, 1955 Silver gelatin print 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Art Shay

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Silver Gelatin

Art Shay art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Art Shay available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Art Shay in silver gelatin print, archival pigment print, pigment print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Art Shay, so small editions measuring 7 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Bill Armstrong, Lynn Goldsmith, and Mark Klett.

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