4 Walls + 4 Artists

featuring Photographers

Richard Corman, Gabe Kirchheimer, Ken Regan and Len Speier

September 27- November 2, 2019

ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem


photograPHs by Arty Shay and Ida Wyman

opens Friday, November 7, from 6-9pm

ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem
show runs from November 7, 2018 thru January 17, 2019

Integration Rally, 1963 by Art Shay

Integration Rally, 1963 by Art Shay



Upstate by Tema Stauffer

June 7-July 18, 2019 from 6-9pm

ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street
Harlem, NY

Tema Stauffer’s bodies of work examine the social, economic and cultural landscape of American spaces. Her current photographic series, Upstate, focuses on landscapes and relics from the Hudson Valley, upstate New York area.

As Hudson was the first city chartered in the United States in 1785, it has a long history of economic prosperity and decline. Located on the banks of the Hudson River, the Hudson Valley has undergone vivid transitions. Hudson was once a thriving whaling and merchant seaport and then was followed by a booming factory town. Sadly, as factories closed, the region faced a downward spiral and a struggling decline. Today, once again, the Hudson Valley has transformed into a thriving region.

The photographs of Upstate record the imprint of American industrial and agricultural history left on settings throughout this area. Tema Stauffer photographs reveal a haunted atmosphere that permeates the Hudson Valley, where the past remains deeply resonant. Combining poetry with realism, these images express a quiet beauty and mystery in upstate New York and its shifting economic realities over time.

All works in this series were captured with a medium or large-format camera on color film in existing light.

Bob Marley: Soul Rebel
photographs by David Burnett

March 29 - May 31, 2019

ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY

Legendary photojournalist David Burnett, known for his work covering world leaders, international conflicts, and Olympic medalists; in 1976 turned his camera to a young musician named Bob Marley.  Bob Marley had started an industry revolution and was bringing renewed attention to his Jamaican homeland and the Rastafarian culture.

“Our assignment (Time Magazine) was about Reggae, and Bob Marley was the man,” writes David Burnett. In March 1976, David Burnett was sent to visually capture Bob Marley and the roots of Reggae. This was a phenomenon, which had been spearheaded by a young Bob Marley, would have profound influence on music in the late 20th century and beyond.

Burnett rejoined Marley in 1977 for the Exodus tour in Europe (Rolling Stone Magazine). Capturing the legend at an exceptional moment in time, Burnett’s work intersects with both the zenith of Marley’s career and the traumatic upheaval of his flight from Jamaica after an attempt on his life.

As for any reggae lover or music history buff, David Burnett offers a matchless glimpse into the Bob Marley life at home in Jamaica.

Soul Rebel, intimate portraits of a young Bob Marley.

"Central Park"
Photographs by Arthur Nager

ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street
Harlem, NY

closing March 9, 2019

In Arthur Nager’s photographs architecture stands as a backdrop and plays as counterpoint to the natural setting. The images were not conceived as a documentation of the landscape nor of the activities that take place there. Rather it is a collection derived by an accretion of impressions driven by a wish to find material for serious photographs. That impulse harks back to and echoes the very sensibility that gave rise to lush private parks - that of a painterly sensibility.

The photographs reflect Nager’s interest in the Hudson River School artists of the 19th century, Thomas Cole, Frederick Church and the like, men inspired by the classical artists of the 17th century and complemented by the 19th century artists aiming for the sublime.



Selected works will be on view from June 1, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Congratulations to our Finalists:
1st Place
: Tema Stauffer
2nd Place: Lauren Silberman
3rd Place: Nina Weinberg Doran
4th Place: Benjamin Bobkoff
Honorary Mentions:  Ashleigh Coleman, Courtney Charles, Kathleen Hayes, Kris Hodson Moore, Kristin Furbeck, Maria Larsson, Michael Kirchoff, Nancy Oliveri, Russ Rowland, Susan B. Anthony

Congratulations to all our Selected Artists:  Amy Becker, Andi Schreiber, Andrew W. Schmitt, Anita Arliss, Anne Hollowday, Arthur Nager, Ashleigh Coleman, Axelle Destaing, Barbara Kalina, Benjamin Bobkoff, Beth Mallonee Maier, Caleb Churchill, Camille Madeline Coffin, Charles Mintz, Chris Bentley, Chrissy LaMaster, Christine Moser, Christopher Bryson, Courtney Charles, Eli Craven, Alex Feld, Gary Justis, Gregg Evans, Ivan McClelan, J. Wesley Brown, Jerry Siegel, Jessica M. Kaufman, Jiji Wind, Jill Waterman, John Sanderson, Kate Pollard Hoffmann, Kathleen Hayes, Kerry St. Ours, Kris Hodson Moore, Kristen Bartley, Kristin Furbeck, Kym Ghee, Laura Cervini, Laura Swanson, Lauren Silberman, Lauren Silberman, Leslie Rosenthal, Lexie Coulum, LJ Lark, Lucy Bell Seaton, Margaret Adams, Maria Larsson, Marne Lucas, Matthew Schenning, Melissa Eder, Melissa Lynn, Michael Borowski, Michael Kirchoff, Michele Monseau, Michelle Cheikin, Mira Zaki, Nancy Oliveri, Nancy Siesel, Natalie Fay Green, Nikki Johnson, Nina Weinberg Doran, Orestes Gonzalez, Rachel Rampleman, Richard Baim, Robert Dunn, Russ Rowland, Margaret Sawyer, Eric Smalkin, Sue Abramson, Susan B. Anthony, Susan Rosenberg Jones, Tema Stauffer, Torrance York, Virgil DiBiase, Wendy Whitesell, Yu-Chen Chiu

Ricochet : David Bowie 1983 by Denis O’Regan

May 11, 2018 - May 28, 2018
open by appointment Loni Efron: loni@Ilon.com or 917-270-4696

Ricochet : David Bowie 1983 by Denis O’Regan

'Denis O'Regan's portraits of David Bowie in Ricochet provide a
candid insight into the private and personal side of this iconic figure.  Denis O'Regan travelled the world with
Bowie in 1983 for the 'Serious Moonlight' tour. This exhibition features 16 personal photographs of the musician
including live and backstage shots, Ricochet provides unprecedented access into
Bowie's life during this tour.

Ricochet: David Bowie 1983, Produced in collaboration with David Bowie is the most ambitious David Bowie
book project yet.  The boxed set contains over 1000 images, each personally approved by Bowie, many of which have never
before been published, the book provides an intimate portrait of one of music'sbiggest stars.
This boxed set also includes memorabilia, lyrics, tickets, andshowing his personal choices and contact sheets,
as well as a limited edition vinyl, featuring the tracks Ricochetand Let's Dance,
plus three limited edition prints all signed and numbered byDenis O’Regan.
This box set is a limited edition of 2,000 signed and numbered by Denis O’Regan.

Sweet 6teen

A Photographic Retrospective 2002-2018
Ruben Natal-San Miguel

March 16 - April 23, 2018

Please join Ruben Natal-San Miguel and Loni Efron for a fabulous five weeks of fun and photography honoring Ruben's Sweet 6teen. a 16 year celebration of people, life and places through the lens of Ruben Natal-San Miguel.

Both Ruben and Loni are long time Harlem residents. Ruben shoots everyday life and turns to the streets to capture his unique portraits. He photographs people being themselves in their environments. As a long time Harlem resident Ruben often focuses on Harlem and NYC in his work. He has an eye for shooting the extraordinary. "I have always been drawn to textures, patterns, bright colors, great design and self-expression." says Ruben, which is evident in the uniqueness of his work.

"I love Ruben's work because it's celebration of the diversity of cultures that make up our great city" says owner Loni Efron  "Ruben's work has with a strong focus on my favorite town, Harlem, NY." Loni is very excited to exhibit a Harlem native artist.

Ruben Natal-San Miguel is an architect, photographer and curator. His stature in the photo world has earned him awards, features in major media, countless exhibitions and collaborations with photo icons such as Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas. Gallery shows include: Asya Geisberg, SoHo Photo, Rush Arts, Finch & Ada, Kris Graves Projects, Fuchs Projects, WhiteBox Gallery, Station Independent Projects Gallery and others. His work has been featured in numerous institutions: The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Griffin Museum of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, African American Museum of Philadelphia, The Makeshift Museum in Los Angeles, University of Washington, El Museo del Barrio and Phillips Auction House. International art fair representation includes: Outsider Art Fair, SCOPE, PULSE, Art Chicago, Zona Maco, and Photo LA. His photography has been published in a long list of publications, highlights: New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time OUT, Aperture, Daily News, OUT, American Photo, ARTFORUM, VICE, Musee, ARTnet and The New Yorker. In 2016 Ruben’s Marcy's Playground was selected for both the Billboard Collective and website for Apple. His photographs are in the permanent collection of El Museo Del Barrio in NYC.

The Heart and Soul of Hotel Chelsea

Photographs by Linda Troeller

and works from Chelsea Hotel artists

Mick Rock, Bobby Fisher, Mia Hanson, Hawk Alfredson,
Margaret Morton, Gigi Stoll, Dan Halstead and April Barton
and more

November 10, 2017 - March 2018
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY 10027

Hotel Chelsea, since it was built in 1883, has been the center of artistic and bohemian life. Notable artists lived in the hotel throughout the decades.  Many know the stories of manger Stanley Bard, musician Patti Smith and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe or maybe the legend of Sid Vicious.  Ilon Art Gallery is proud to present “The Heart and Soul of Hotel Chelsea”.  This exhibition scans more than forty creative years at the hotel.

     We celebrate the two decades that photographer Linda Troeller lived in the Hotel. “It was an amazing, chaotic environment that survived on artistic exchanges and shared ideas” Linda says.  She documented and photographed all that was going on around her. “The Chelsea was a creative haven where sex was a celebration and drugs heightened the appreciation, Linda says.” The heart and soul of the hotel is vibrant in her photos.

     Her work was published in three books by three publishers: Life in Chelsea Hotel published by Schiffer Books, Erotic Lives of Women published by Scalo, co-authored, with Marion Schneider and Orgasm: Photographs and Interviews published by Daylight.

   To best reflect the spirit of the Chelsea, we are presenting a group show of artists from the Hotel in the Bar Gallery.

In 1984, Bobby Fisher moved in as a budding photographer. Mia Hanson and her husband Hawk Alfredson, a photographer and painter, resided in the hotel from 2001-2010.  Hawk's painting that hung in the lobby for five years proudly hang in this show.  Mia’s portraits on the roof in the halls make use of the amazing light that comes thru the hotel and photographers love for portraits. Mick Rock brought Lenny Kravitz to the Hotel for a classic Mick Rock rocking a photo shoot with rocker Lenny Kravitz. The amazing Gigi Stoll was called in by Venus to do her portrait, naked of course.  Margaret Morton came to the hotel by the Village Voice to shoot Stanley Bard, the beloved manger of this amazing Hotel. 

The Heart and Soul of Hotel Chelsea” shares these stories  ….. and more surprises.

My Manhattan

a group photography exhibition

featuring artists:

Harry Agress, Ben Baker, Gary Breckheimer, Danny Clinch,
Gregg Delman, SM Dyer, Pari Dukovic, Dolly Faibyshev,
Flo Fox, Claude Gassian, Bob Gruen, Gabe Kirchheimer,
Elliott Landy, Anne Burlock Lawver, Alen MacWeeney, Cynthia Matthews,
Foster Mickley, Margaret Morton, Ruth Orkin,
Ken Regan, Mark Seliger, Len Speier, Philip Trager,
Linda Troeller, Lothar Troeller, Scott Witt

ilon Art Gallery

204 West 123rd Street, Harlem 10027

May 3 thru October 4, 2017


This exhibit is all about Manhattan, and how different artists see the city. Through my work as a photo archivist and gallery owner, I have met many amazing, wonderful photographers at all stages of their careers .  I asked artists to share their artistic impressions of the city, which also happens to be home for most of them.   The prints in this exhibit include familiar buildings and iconic portraits as well as scenes of everyday street life in the New York city in both color and black and white.  If you love Manhattan this show brings out nostalgia. Images range from the early 1950’s to today.


a group photography exhibition

on view from December 1, 2016 - March 4, 2017
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY 10027

From the Archives celebrates each photographers hidden treasures.  As an archivist for the past two decades, I have seen these beautiful prints but now they exist safely stored away.  From the Archives is about these beauties and brings them out of the archives.

Contributing Photographers:
Ben Baker, Gregg Delman, Drew Doggett, Michele Dragonetti, Flo Fox, Leonard Freed, Claude Gassian, Lynn Gilbert, Ken Graves and Eva Lipman, Marc Hoberman, Eikoh Hosoe, Don Hunstein, Hank O'Neal, Ken Regan, Elliot Ross, Ronnie Buchman-Schonzeit, Ivory Serra, Len Speier, Philip Trager, Scott Witt and Robert Whitman



a group photography exhibition

on view from March 23 - June 23, 2016
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY 10027


“Music”, an amazingly curated exhibition of some of the greatest musicians of the last century, photographed by some of the greatest photographers of our time (and our parents time).  The exhibition mixes reportage, portrait, on stage, back stage into a wonderful 70 image glimpse into Music in the last 6 decades. Music is a group photography exhibition featuring 22 artists:

Albert Watson, Alfred Wertheimer, Andrew Haagen, Annie Leibovitz,
Bob Gruen, Chad Murray, Claude Gassian, Darien Davis, David Burnett,
Deborah Feingold, Don Hunstein, Gabe Kirchheimer, Harry Benson,
Jane Rose, Jesse Frohman, Gered Mankowitz, Kevin Mazur,
Leonard Freed, Martin Schoeller, Pari Dukovic, Robert Whitman,
Roxanne Lowit and William Claxton.




a group photography exhibition

on view from October 22, 2015- January 8, 2016
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY 10027

This show explores Harlem through the last 10 decades.  Its about Harlem and the people that have made Harlem, Harlem.
Featuring Artists:  Aaron Siskin, Art Kane, Deborah Feingold, Don Hunstein, Ed Keating, Flox Fox
Grayson Dantzic, Harry Benson, Ivory Serra, James Van Der Zee (courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery)
JT Liss, Ken Regan, Larry Fink, Len Speier, Morris Engel, Philip Trager, Sandra Rauch and Sara Wang.



a group photography exhibition

May 7, 2015 - July 9, 2015
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY 10027

Feel the Jazz is a collection of Jazz Photographs.  This collection is by some of the century's greatest Jazz and Music Photographers photographing this centuries greatest Jazz Musicians.  The famous Minton's is proudly sponsoring our show.  Minton's is a legendary supper club featuring major and emerging jazz artists of our time.  As Minton's is revitalizing the Jazz scene, ilon Art Gallery is revitalizing the art and photography scene.

Featuring Artists: Featuring artists Harry Benson, William Claxton, Grayson Dantzic, Jerry Dantzic, Deborah Feingold, Philippe Halsman, Herman Leonard, Ken Regan, Judy Schiller, Sherry Sirus, Albert Watson and Alfred Wertheimer.



a group photography exhibition

December 1, 2014 -  January 6, 2015
ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem NY 10027
RSVP:  loni@ilon.com, 917-270-4696

Great art, great deals, across all price ranges!  Meet great artists, have fun, drink sake, wine, cider.....

Featuring artists Drew Doggett, Deborah Feingold, Harold Feinstein, Philippe Halsman, Marc Hoberman, Don Hunstein, Rita Jamison, Karen Kertesz, Gabe Kirchheimer, Cannon Hersey, Craig Lints, Eric Pelka, Sandra Rausch, Richard Silver, Pablo Sue Pat, David Weiner, Joshua Yates and more.

Also for sale works by William Claxton, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Henry Leutwyler, Joel Meyerowitz, Giless Peress, Mark Seliger, Lawrence Schiller, Martin Schoeller, Mike and Doug Starn, Spencer Tunic, Tobin Yelland and many many more.

Peach Editions will debut its 'exclusive print editions' with artists Karen Combs, John Tierny, Marco Pittori

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