(Fashion Show For the Uptown Ladies, 1965. All photos courtesy of Archivast)Black-and-white photography: timeless, chic, and a fit for almost any decor. This is one art form that never loses its appeal—all the more so when the images manage to convey a window into another world. One site we're swooning over at the moment? The brand-new Archivast, which launches with a pop-up gallery from June 6 to 8 at New York City's Highline Loft.
(Rainy Day Taxi, Times Square, 1955)Think of Archivast as a treasure hunt for not only compelling images but stories from a lost time. The company uncovers photos from leading historical archives and sells prints (framed if desired) online and through their one-off gallery events. The launch collection is curated by John Derian and draws from the archives of The New York Times and the Museum of the City of New York.
(Robotic Giraffe, 1925)Whimsical and glamorous, quirky or romantic, Archivast's well-priced prints (from $295 to a framed print for $1,750) help set a mood and evoke emotion. And isn't that what accessible art should be all about?
(Rooftop Ballet, 1925)