About Face: Supermodels Then and Now

Portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
July 18 to November 4, 2012
The Paley Center in New York

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The portraits in the Spielberg Gallery are by the artist Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who reunited fashion’s legendary models to examine their lives, careers, and lifelong relationship with beauty. His photo shoots of these fashion icons are the subject of About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, an HBO Documentary Film he directed that you can watch on the monitors. It premieres on HBO in summer 2012.

From youth to cosmetic surgery, addiction to self-esteem, overnight stardom to reinvention, About Face reveals the extraordinary women behind the famous faces. Shot in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s intimate portrait style, the film highlights the women whose images defined our sense of beauty from the 1940s through the 1980s. These portraits were shot by the artist on his large-format 8" x 10" view camera.

The film features Carol Alt, Marisa Berenson, Karen Bjornson, Christie Brinkley, Pat Cleveland, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Jerry Hall, Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson, China Machado, Paulina Porizkova, Isabella Rossellini, and Lisa Taylor, with special appearances by Kim Alexis, Nancy Donahue, Esme, Eileen Ford, Dayle Haddon, Cheryl Tiegs, Christy Turlington, and Calvin Klein.



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About Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is known for his strikingly intimate portraits of world leaders and major cultural figures. From presidents to porn stars, artists to Oscar winners, Greenfield-Sanders’s work defines a certain cultural photographic “canon” of our time.

His portraits can be found in numerous museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery. His series of 700 art-world portraits is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His portrait series The Black List and The Latino List were also HBO feature documentaries.

The portraits in this exhibition are courtesy of Epson, America



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