LOUISVILLE, KY – Blazing Editions and ChromaLuxe announced today they will sponsor a 60-year retrospective of the work of legendary photographer Jay Maisel. The exhibition will take place Oct. 20-22 during the 2016 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. All images for the show were printed on ChromaLuxe metal prints by fine art printing company Blazing Editions.
“ChromaLuxe is humbled to host this event in honor of Jay Maisel. His use of light and color along with the vibrancy and detail of ChromaLuxe metal prints provide an image of unmatched quality,” said Paul Neumann, CEO of ChromaLuxe parent company, Universal Woods Inc. “The durability and archivability of ChromaLuxe metal prints will ensure that Jay’s work will be enjoyed for generations to come.”
After studying painting and graphic design at Cooper Union and Yale, Maisel began his career in photography in 1954. While his portfolio includes the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Miles Davis, he is perhaps best known for capturing the light, gesture, and color found in everyday life. This unique vision kept him busy for more than 40 years shooting annual reports, magazine covers, jazz albums, advertising and more for an array of clients worldwide.
Some of Maisel’s commercial accomplishments include five Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers, the first two covers of New York Magazine, the cover of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (the best-selling jazz album of all time), twelve years of advertising with United Technologies, and a litany of awards from such organizations as International Center of Photography, American Society of Media Photographers, Art Directors Club (ADC), Professional Photographers of America, and Cooper Union.
“As a long-time friend and collaborator with Jay, I knew this would be a great opportunity to showcase his work in the city he loves and where he has focused a large majority of his work,” said Alan Blazer, CEO, Blazing Editions. “We are proud of the work we have provided to Jay over the years and it is a privilege to share these works with a greater audience.”
The Jay Maisel 60-Year Retrospective will run October 20-22, 2016 during the PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (3 B Hall, Booth 1101) in New York City. Gallery hours are Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jay Maisel will be present at the invitation only opening reception on Thursday, October 20 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Passes for the conference can be obtained at: www.photoplusexpo.com.
About Blazing Editions Over the years, Blazing Editions has developed into a leader in the Fine Arts industry. Based in Rhode Island, we are dedicated to providing the finest reproductions on the market. Along with our printmaking division, we are also an international art distribution company – representing contemporary artists all over the world in North America, Europe, and Asia (for more information visit our sister site – www.yjcontemporary.com). To learn more about Blazing Editions, visit: http://www.blazing.com.
About ChromaLuxe ChromaLuxe is the global manufacturer of premium print media, supplying high quality blank substrates for a variety of applications that require superb image quality and durability. All coatings and substrates are made in the USA with manufacturing and fabrication done in Louisville, KY. With additional locations in Belgium and Australia, ChromaLuxe serves its global customer base and provides products to more than 80 countries.
ChromaLuxe is an extension of Universal Woods, the world’s leading manufacturer of hard surface sublimatable products and mezzanine decking. It is also a sister brand to Unisub, which provides the highest quality custom sublimatable products.
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