Saturday, April 1, 2017

PRESS RELEASE
ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE

My name is Richard Halsor and I represent Harvey Edwards, the photographer/artist who created "LEG WARMERS" back in 1978 and was in a show at Long Beach Museum of Art in 1979."The image represents Dedication, Sweat, Pain, Passion and the Desire to achieve through body and soul their personal goal in life as expressed through Dance" by Harvey Edwards. Mr. Edwards is first cousin to Bruce Marks  where the seed was planted for Mr. Edwards to create images that make dance such a moving experience from within and sharing the most intimate emotions with the World. "LEG WARMERS" is the most recognizable ballet image Worldwide and is considered a classic and equal to Edward Degas as a master of that subject matter.

Mr. Edwards has decided to sell the one and only hand signed original c-print that was printed in 1978. This not the poster but the original print that is for sale.

It is hand signed on the print and on the eight ply rag board. The size is 16 x 24 inches and has been stored the archive room for over 38 years. This original photo was printed by hand and only one exists. The image was shot with a Rolleiflex twin lens reflex medium format camera. He used Transparency film and sadly it was destroyed in a fire many years later, thus no other originals of "LEG WARMERS" can be printed therefore whom ever purchases it will have the right to say "I have the one and only original "LEG WARMERS" print".  

CBS Sunday Morning filmed Harvey Edwards creating an Image called Lineaire Joindre for which all the proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House in New York City.That CBS piece will be included in the sale. Also included is his book "THE ART OF DANCE" signed, published by Little Brown.

The poster, "LEG WARMERS", has been in over 200 movies, TV show, commercials, music videos with Jennifer Lopez, Sixteen Candles, Fame TV Show, Friends, Seinfeld, Dr. Pepper commercial, Ford Foundation annual report cover, Ernst and Young, and the list goes on and on. Celebrities who have owned this poster, to name a few, are Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gerald Arpino, cousin to Bruce Marks, Tony Bennett, Cary Grant, Robert Redford, Hillary Clinton, Joanne Woodward and that list also will be included in the sale

Twenty-five percent of the proceeds of this sale will go to a charity or ballet company of their choice with a confirmation that the specified charity has indeed received the funds. You can see more of my work by clicking on the links below.

This auction of the original print will begin April 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM and will end 6:00 PM April 30, 2017. The highest bidder will be contacted for payment and shipping arrangements. The opening bid will start at $5,000.00 - and the value will continue to increase in years to come as the owner of such a great work of art.... You can submit your bid anytime. Just email to Harvey@HarveyEdwards.com ON APRIL 30, 2017 THE WINNER WILL BE CONTACTED......
You can see more of the works by Harvey Edwards just click on the links below. I'm sure you have more questions and you can reach me by either email or my private number 860-821-8288. Any questions you can email at
Harvey@HarveyEdwards.com


" WITHOUT ART IN OUR LIFE'S WHAT IS LEFT"
 by Harvey Edwards
 
Best regards,
Richard Halsor
 "LEG WARMERS"
 Original Print




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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

" LIFE INSPIRES ART "






"SELF PORTRAIT 2015 "











It all started when I was 10 and got my first camera and took a picture of two people walking by and I think it something to do with the fact that at 5 when we moved to Massapequa, Long Island, NY those who had any talent blossomed there, some of them you know like the Baldwin brothers, Jerry Seinfeld, mobster Carlo Gambino, Joe Donnelly US Senator, and the list goes on and on, why, not a clue but many more came from Massapequa and it's a mystery to me even today. It was then I discovered to express myself through photography. After taking my fist picture I then went home and developed the negatives and printed this one image. I said to myself I just stopped time forever for that one image I captured. From then on I knew this would be my life. To express what I felt or had to say through images. I did take some classes in school,matter of fact it was the first year they offered photography as a class at Massapequa High School, Long Island New York where I graduated. It was very basic but it got me started.

Then in the Air Force during the Vietnam War I was a photographer and they also taught me the solid basics of photography, but it was the desire and the perseverance that pushed me forward to create images and printing every day for years until I perfected a way to express myself. In 1980's I joined the Police Department in New York and worked my way into forensics as a Police photographer. Understanding how important details no matter how infinitesimal they may be planted a seed in my mind that an image only works when you put all details together forming a powerful and telling story. After retiring from the Police department I continued creating works that expressed my feeling's, emotion's, desire's and most importantly sharing these images with others around the World. I have had two books published "ART OF DANCE " and "FAIRFAX " working on my third. I also have written one hundred and twenty political blogs. Several images I created titled "LEG WARMERS" and "BALLET SLIPPERS " are now called iconic dance images recognized around the world and have sold over 2 million copies and still selling in 86 countries.My work is in the collection at the Centre Pompidou, The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, Long Beach Museum, and many other just to name a few. 

CBS SUNDAY MORNING produced a segment about my work which received rave reviews. My works are in over 200 TV shows, movies, music videos, and commercials. My images, "LEG WARMERS" and "BALLET SLIPPERS" are several of the most recognizable dance images worldwide and will continue on selling long after I'm gone. You ask yourself after some 39 years why it's still one of the top-selling dance prints and the answer is that particular image conveyed one's determination, passion, love of work and most of all it tells a story we can all relate to in life.

Art is, for me, a means of communication.Thus, the camera is a tool for focusing my perception, concentrating observation into an image. The result is to evoke emotion. To evoke an experience; illuminations as opposed to explanation. The image as a visual dialogue between the artist and the viewer's perception.



To say that these images are "about" something is to translate them into words, disregarding their power as art. If they were about philosophy, they would be better written as thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. At best, they are informed by a philosophy. A philosophy of life, evident in every photograph I have created. A manifestation of my political, emotional, philosophical understanding of the world, focused onto the visual plane.


 Till the day I leave this world, I will fight for justice and against all politicians that lie, deceive and destroy humanity in America and worldwide. Women and men must be treated equally and all immigrants coming to America for a life of freedom, equality and a life without fear of persecution that prevails around the world in many countries. Now, this brings me to why I have written this short version of who I am and the reason why I create. In my dance, music and figure studies series the photographs have been shot thru my personal sense of wonder, artistic vision and my way of expressing emotions visually and politically. The other images included are to show a small spectrum of my work. 




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THE ARTWORK



















































































 




 



                       




 




 



 
























BLOOD, SWEAT and TULLE



FIGURE STUDIES


"RED PASSION"






































































































































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Women breaking thru the political barriers that men
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"BREAK THE BARRIER AND BLOSSOM"

FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND GIVE THEM THE EQUALITY THE MALE POLITICIAN'S HAVE FOUGHT AGAINST.
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  A BREATH OF SOUND





































































































































 












THE POWER WITHIN








































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EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS














































































































 THINK OF YOUR LOVED ONE'S






























THINK BEFORE YOU ACT


























































































































































 PREMIER AMOUR 

















PATH TO PEACE



























































VETERANS ARE AMERICAN'S BACKBONE TAKE CARE OF THEM.




 You can't get blood from a STONE or can you ?

 " NEGATIVITY KILLS "

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"America on Edge 2016"




















"LIFE IS A WEB"























     "SHEER FUSION"







                                                                                              

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NOT THE END




   


" WITHOUT ART IN OUR LIFE WHAT IS LEFT "



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                                                                                                        Harvey Edwards



                                                                            


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