When Cool Was King
Stars of "Ocean’s 11" stage a fight, 1960
Santa Fe Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to present "When Cool Was King," a major exhibition featuring photographs from a time when cool reigned supreme. The exhibition opens with a public reception on Friday, February 14, from 5 - 7, and continues through April 20.
Neat-o, awesome, swell, that's a gas. The phrase "cool" never goes out of style. In their book "COOL: An Anatomy of an Attitude," Dick Pountain and David Robins ask "So what exactly is Cool? That is a difficult question to answer. Is it a philosophy, a sensibility, a religion, an ideology, a personality type, a behavior pattern, an attitude, a worldview?" The exhibition does not attempt to answer that question, but simply accepts Cool as a phenomenon that we can recognize when we see it.
The cast of "Ocean's 11," 1960
Frank Sinatra, New York, 1963
Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason, 1965
Frank Sinatra, New York, 1973
Dean Martin, "Temptation"
Paul Newman during the making of "Somebody Up There Likes Me," 1956
Steve McQueen in his 1957 Jaguar XK SS Hollywood, CA
Marlon Brando in the kitchen of his Beverly Glen home, Los Angeles, 1955
Steve McQueen after motorcycle race, Mojave Desert, 1963
Steve McQeen and his wife, Neile Adams, in sulphur bath, Big Sur, California, 1963
Steve McQueen at home with pistol
Steve McQueen at Riverside Raceway in his Porsche Speedster on April 20, 1959
Bobby Kennedy campaigns in IN during May of 1968, with various aides and friends: former prizefighter Tony Zale and (right of Kennedy) N.F.L. stars Lamar Lundy, Rosey Grier, and Deacon Jones
Motorcyclist with Kennedy pin, 1966
John Lennon at the Plaza, Feb. 7, 1964
John Lennon on the train from New York to Washington for the Beatles' concert at Washington Coliseum, Feb. 11, 1964
Actress Jane Fonda in publicity still for "Barbarella," 1968
Andy Warhol, Nico and the Velvet Underground, Los Angeles, California, 1965 (windows)
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Chuck Wein, New York, 1965
Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger
Lou Reed, Kings Cross Cinema, England, 1972 (Transformer)
Andy Loves Edie, 1965
Marianne Faithful during recording for the Rolling Stones' "Their Satanic Majesties Request"
James Dean besides his car during the filming of "Giant"
James Dean On Location for "Giant" in Marfa, Texas, 1955
James Dean takes a break from filming "Giant"
James Dean, Times Square, 1955
Allen Ginsberg, New York, 1963
Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie on Set of Alice's Restaurant, Massachusetts, 1968
"Slo-Pokes", Drag Racing In Moline, Illinois, 1957
Under the Boardwalk, Coney Island, (Couples Kissing), 1958
Hullabaloo with Chuck Berry, NY, 1965
Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Mississippi, 1956
Nico in Times Square, 1964
Bruce Davidson Lefty showing off his new tattoo, Brooklyn, New York, 1959
Herberts Drive In, California, 1945
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