NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Times Store is releasing thousands of images from its legendary archive – some never seen before by the general public – and has tapped five top interior designers to delve into the collection and select images that best express their personal ideas about photography as an integral element of interior design.
Vicente Wolf, Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, Laura Kirar and Thom Filicia have each chosen 10 captivating pictures, both famous and obscure, from the photo archive, which dates back to the late 1800s.
On Tuesday, October 26, The New York Times Store will make the designers' selections available for purchase on its new photography microsite at www.nytstore.com. From scenes of contemporary life to world-famous images from the past, the designers' collections highlight photographic treasures and a special artistic view on how photographs can enrich decor.
The designers have selected special mats and premium frames – in pewter, ornate wood and gold trim – to compliment their respective collections. Hundreds of additional images from the Times archive will become available for purchase at nytstore.com this fall.
Says Adler, "I like to look at pictures of glamorous people having fun in kooky outfits and then when I get too carried away I like to remind myself of where I came from – hence the Jersey turnpike picture."
Wearstler adds, "My selection of photos is a mix of different eras, styles and subjects. This is very similar to my work. The mix makes things interesting."
Kelly Wearstler chose "Guggenheim Interior," a 2005 photograph by Tony Cenicola that captures the stunning geometry of the iconic museum's galleries.
Vicente Wolf selected "Human Projectiles," a 1930s image by an unknown photographer of two daredevils flying through a cloud of smoke after being shot out of a cannon.
Thom Filicia was drawn to the verdant expanse of New York's Bryant Park in a 2002 picture by Vincent Laforet, whose aerial photo captures the lawn dotted with dozens of sun-seekers stretched out on towels, blankets and chairs.
Laura Kirar picked a whimsical 1902 photograph titled, "Keith's Bicycle Track," by an unknown photographer depicting cyclists performing inside a cone-shaped bicycle track on the stage of Keith's Union Square Theatre in New York.
Jonathan Adler turned his eye to high humor in high society, choosing a Times image of a couple wearing leopard masks, plus leash, at a party.
Each image is available in a range of sizes (11" x 14", 16" x 20" and 20" x 24"), framed and unframed. Special premium frames and mats have been selected by the designers to compliment their respective collections. Prices for the exhibition-quality photographs start at $199.
For more information, and to view the complete collection, please visit www.nytstore.com/fiftyphotos.
SOURCE The New York Times Store