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Evelyn H. Lauder: Beauties and other New Work


November 8–12, 2006

32 East 57th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY


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Pace/MacGill Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by Evelyn H. Lauder, Beauties and other New Work. Consisting of approximately 30 color photographs (2003-2005) and focusing on two interrelated bodies of work, the exhibition presents Lauder’s newly intimate approach to subject matter, from portraits to abstraction. These photographs, all taken in natural sunlight, explore the varying moods and changing compositions created by shadow and light on her subjects. Attention to detail such as the translucency of a petal, the patterns created by architectural elements against the sky or sea, or the emergence of forms into light from darkness, all continue to convey Lauder’s unique eye for beauty.

The portraits, collectively referred to as the “Beauties,” depict diminutive antique lady head vases photographed so that the light and shadows heighten the drama of their expressions – be it coy, forlorn, or frightening. The sunlit blossoms bursting gloriously from their hats add to the eccentric charm of these lovely ladies. States Lauder, “At once elegant and playful, head vases join two of my loves, the beauty found in nature (as seen in the flowers) and the beauty that we create through style, attitude and – of course – make-up.”

A limited edition portfolio entitled “Ten Beauties” will be published on the occasion of the opening of Lauder’s exhibition at Pace/MacGill Gallery. This elegant portfolio contains ten signed and matted color photographs at 11 x 14” housed in a custom-made archival box with an accompanying essay by Evelyn H. Lauder.

Evelyn H. Lauder has exhibited both nationally and internationally at such renowned venues as The Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Museu de Arte Contemporani de Barcelona; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida; Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis; Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco; and Baldwin Gallery, Aspen. This is her second exhibition at Pace/MacGill Gallery. Lauder’s photographs belong to numerous public and private collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among others.

All proceeds from the sale of the “Ten Beauties” portfolio and limited edition photographs benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, the first of its kind dedicated to funding clinical and genetic research. Evelyn Lauder is Founder and Chairman of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For more information please visit or

Generous underwriting for this exhibition is provided by Phoenix Insurance Company.

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