New Acquisitions

Aug 1, 2019

The gallery recently acquired some major works by renowned artists. Preview the works below or visit the gallery to see them in person.

Horst P. Horst, The Mainbocher Corset, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Horst P. Horst
The Mainbocher Corset, 1939 (printed later)
gelatin silver print
9 x 12 inches
signed
$15,000

 

 Robert Mapplethorpe, Tulip, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Robert Mapplethorpe
Tulip, 1985
silver gelatin print
15 x 15 inches
edition 1 of 10

Please contact the gallery for pricing

 

Tom Baril, Solarized Calla Lilies, 1995, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Tom Baril
Solarized Calla Lilies, 1995
toned gelatin silver print
23 x 18 inches
edition 7 of 25
signed en recto
$4,000

 

Joyce Tenneson, Suzanne and Chair, 1990, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Joyce Tenneson
Suzanne and Chair, 1990
chromogenic print and Transformations book
10 x 13 inches
Edition of 200
$1,600

 

Jock Sturges, Marie, Montalivet, France, 1991, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Jock Sturges
Maia, Montalivet, France, 1991
silver gelatin print
20 x 16 inches
signed
$10,000

 

Bill Brandt, Nude Elbow, 1991, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Bill Brandt
Nude Elbow, 1991
silver gelatin print
14 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches
signed recto
$4,500

 

Paul Caponigro, Sunflower, 1985, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Paul Caponigro
Sunflower, 1985
gelatin silver print and signed book
6 x 5 inches
SOLD 

 

Keith Carter, Wax Boy with Turban, 1995, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Keith Carter
Wax Boy with Turban, 1995
gelatin silver print
15 x 15 inches
Edition 10 of 50
$2,200

 

Michael Kenna, French Canal, Study 1, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Michael Kenna
French Canal, Study 1
gelatin silver print
7 x 7 inches
Edition of 45
$8,000

 

Ansel Adams, Christmas Card, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Ansel Adams
Untitled, included with Mr. and Mrs. Lester Roth's Christmas Card, 1940s
silver gelatin print
3 3/4 x 5 inches
SOLD

 

Adriene Veninger, Leaves Portfolio, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Adriene Veninger
Leaves Portfolio, 1996
8 pieces, edition 2 of 3
20 x 16 inches
$6,000 for portfolio or $1,500 each 

 

Luis Gonzalez Palma, El Casco I (The Helmet), 1994, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Luis Gonzalez Palma
El Casco I (The Helmet), 1994
hand painted silver gelatin print
20 x 20 inches
edition 12 of 15
$5,000

 

Harry Callahan, Grasses, Wisconsin, 1958, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Harry Callahan
Grasses, Wisconsin, 1958 (printed later)
silver gelatin print
7 x 12 inches
$15,000

 

Alan W. Bean, Aisa, Holding Hair, 1993, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Alan W. Bean
Aisa, Holding Hair, 1993 
polaroid transfer
4 x 3 inches
$900 

 

Henry Gilpin, House in Sunflower Field, 1994, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Henry Gilpin
House in Sunflower Field, 1994
gelatin silver print
4 x 5 inches
$500

Countdown to the Moon Landing

Jul 15, 2019

Catherine Couturier Gallery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing! Follow along as we count down to July 20th and share photographs of the moon by gallery artists. 

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That Good Night, Maggie Taylor, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Maggie Taylor
That Good Night, 2018
archival inkjet print
15 x 15 inches
Edition of 15: $2,800

4...

Solar Eclipse, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Michael Kenna
Solar Eclipse, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan, 2012
toned gelatin silver print
8 x 8 inches
Edition of 45: $2,500

3...

Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, 1995, Elliott Erwitt, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Elliott Erwitt
Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, 1995
gelatin silver print, signed
11 x 14 inches: $5,000
16 x 20 inches: $7,500
20 x 24 inches: $8,500
30 x 40 inches: $14,500

2...

Jerry Uelsmann, Boat and Moon, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Jerry Uelsmann
Untitled (Boat and Moon), 1982
gelatin silver print

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For Frank Hurley, Jean Miele, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Jean Miele
For Frank Hurley
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches
edition of 25: $1,000

Kate Breakey's View of the Moon

Jul 14, 2019

To kick off celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, Catherine Couturier Gallery shares the work of gallery artist Kate Breakey.

Lunar Eclipse Jan. 2018, Tuscon AZ, (Blood Moon), Kate Breakey, Orotone, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Lunar Eclipse Jan. 2018, Tuscon AZ, (Blood Moon)
Modern Day Orotone, archival pigment ink on glass, 24k goldleaf
6 x 6 inches
edition of 20
framed $1,175 / unframed $1,000

“The moon is an entity in our lives, part of biological evolution on this planet, part of the earth’s history, our species’ story.” – Kate Breakey

Kate Breakey often looks to the moon. It is a fascinating subject and has been a source of inspiration for art, literature, and religion for centuries. Breakey’s was first awestruck by the moon when her father showed her the moon by using a “theodolite” when she was a small child. Again mesmerized, she witnessed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take their first steps on the moon when she was 11.

Breakey has photographed the moon many times. Her orotones are quiet and intimate just as one might experience the moon in Australia on a dark starlit night.

olar Eclipse Nebraska, Aug 2017 Diamond Ring, Kate Breakey, Orotone, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Solar Eclipse Nebraska, Aug 2017, Diamond Ring
Modern Day Orotone, archival pigment ink on glass, 24k goldleaf
6 x 6 inches
edition of 20
framed $1,120 / unframed $1,000

 

Lunar Eclipse II Sept, 2015 airplane window, orotone, Kate Breakey, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Lunar Eclipse I, Sept, 2015, airplane window
Modern Day Orotone, archival pigment ink on glass, 24k goldleaf
4 x 5 inches
edition of 20
framed $925 / unframed $800

 

Solar Eclipse Nebraska, Aug 21, 2017 (1st Contact), Baileys Beads, Kate Breakey, Orotone, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Solar Eclipse Nebraska, Aug 21, 2017 (1st Contact), Baileys Beads
Modern Day Orotone, archival pigment ink on glass, 24k goldleaf
11 x 11 inches
edition of 20
framed $1,925 / unframed $1,750

 

 Lunar Eclipse Feb 2008, Kate Breakey, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Lunar Eclipse, Feb 2008
Modern Day Orotone, archival pigment ink on glass, 24k goldleaf
10 x 10 inches 
edition of 20 
framed $1,650 / unframed $1,500

 

Waxing Cresent Moon, editon #1 of 20, Kate Breakey, Orotone, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Waxing Crescent Moon
Modern Day Orotone, archival pigment ink on glass, 24k goldleaf, framed in a daguerreotype box
2 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches
edition of 20
$670

 

Lunar Eclipse, Feb 2008, daguerreotype framed, Kate Breakey, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Lunar Eclipse, February 2008
Modern Day Orotone, archival pigment ink on glass, 24k goldleaf, framed in a daguerreotype box
2 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches
edition of 20 
$670

The moon appears in Breakey’s hand-colored photographs as well. In color and at a farther distance, the moon is ghostly. Despite this, the landscapes feel romantic. The moon's glow creates a longing that is both beautiful and tragic.

Full moon Grand Canyon, Kate Breakey, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Full Moon Grand Canyon
archival pigment print, hand-colored with pastel & pencil
17 x 22 inches 
edition of 20 
unframed $1,200

 

Moon thru trees, Kate Breakey, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Moon Thru Trees
archival pigment print, hand-colored with pastel & pencil
16 x 16 inches 
edition of 20 
unframed $1,200

 

Full Moon Setting Over Safford Peak, Kate Breakey, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Full Moon Setting Over Safford Peak
archival pigment print, hand-colored with pastel & pencil
17 x 22 inches 
edition of 20 
unframed $1,200

 

Moon, Midnorth, South Australia 1981, Kate Breakey, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Moon, Midnorth, South Australia,1981
archival pigment print, hand-colored with pastel & pencil
17 x 22 inches 
edition of 20 
unframed $1,200

 

To read Margaret Regan's review of Kate Breakey's recent exhibition featuring the moon, click here.

About

Kate Breakey is a contemporary artist well known for her delicately hand-painted photographs of birds, flowers, insects, and landscapes. Often rendered in warm yellow tones, her images seek to evoke both the mystery and power of the natural world, and have been featured in such publications as Small Deaths, Painted Light, and Slow Light.

Born in Adelaide, Australia, Breakey studied art at the University of Southern Australia before moving to Austin, TX in 1988, where she attended the University of Texas and received her MFA in 1991. Breakey’s works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego among others. In 2004, she received the Photographer of the Year Award from the Houston Center for Photography. The artist lives and works in Tucson, AZ.