Ave Pildas

born 1939

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ave Pildas worked early in his career as a photography stringer for Downbeat Magazine in the Ohio Valley and Pennsylvania in the 1960s. After graduate studies in graphic design at the Kunstgewerbschule in Basel, Switzerland, he moved to Los Angeles to work as an art director for Capitol Records. He soon after launched a career as a freelance photographer and designer, specializing in architecture and corporate photography. His work has been the subject of one man gallery shows, published in books and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The New York Public Library, and the Bibliotheca National, Paris.

Sundance Massage, Hollywood Blvd., 1974. Vintage gelatin silver print. Signed with the photographer’s credit stamp on the print back. Image measures 5 3/4 x 8 3/4inches. Inventory #PD009.
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“Stylin,” Passport Photos, Hollywood Blvd., 1974. Vintage gelatin silver print. Signed with the photographer’s credit stamp on the print back. Image measures 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Inventory #PD010.
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