Donated by Ashley Gilbertson of VII Photo: Concrete Beach, Greenwich Village, NYC 2013.

Donated to the 2018 @OSRsilentauction by @AshGilbertson of @VIIPhoto: Concrete Beach, Greenwich Village, NYC 2013.

From a series Gilbertson shot in 2013 for The New York Times Magazine, this image of Concrete Beach of Gessica Brooke on her Greenwich Village fire escape is the single photograph most sought after by collectors. Certificate of Authenticity included.

From the magazine: In the 1920s, Coco Chanel hopped on the Duke of Westminster’s yacht for a holiday on the Riviera and returned to Paris with a tan, thereby popularizing the golden-brown look. The quest for the perfect sun-kissed glow continues, even in New York, where private outdoor space is rare. Gessica Brooke, a 27-year-old designer, crawls out to the fire escape of her fifth-floor apartment in the West Village nearly every day she wakes up in the city and the weather is nice. Brooke, who moved to New York from Santa Monica, Calif., four years ago, says finding an apartment with access to the outdoors was crucial. “I gave up the beach to be a city girl, so I always try to find outdoor space wherever I am,” she says.

Gilbertson’s work is included in museums and collections around the world including The Smithsonian, Centre Georges Pompidou and the National Gallery of Australia.

12.5” x 12.5” Traditional Chromira Print
24” x 24” Museum quality frame with acid free backing and matte board.

Value: +-$2500