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Elliott Erwitt: Fifth Avenue, New York, 1947

Elliott Erwitt Snaps


A unique chance to own a limited edition silver gelatin print by Elliott Erwitt.


Elliott Erwitt


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Price: USD$1,400.00

One of the leading photographers of his generation, Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) has been taking pictures since the late 1940s. A member of the prestigious Magnum agency since 1954, he has photographed all over the world and his images have been the subject of many books and exhibitions.

Containing over 500 pictures, over half of which have never been published before, Elliott Erwitt Snaps is a unique and comprehensive survey of his work. From famous images such as Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon arguing in Moscow in 1959 and Marilyn Monroe with the cast of the movie The Misfits, to his many more personal images of places, things, people and animals, Erwitt's unmistakable, often witty, style gives us a snapshot of the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the mundane over a period of more than half a century, through the lens of one of the period's finest image-makers.

This Collector’s Edition, designed specially for Phaidon Press, comprises a special edition of the book that is beautifully bound, individually signed and numbered, and presented in a custom-made box together with an original print that is signed and numbered by Elliott Erwitt.

ABOUT THE PRINT

Silver gelatin print
Sheet size: 254 x 203 mm (10 x 8 inches)
Image size: 200 x 130 mm (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches)
Box: 320 x 244 mm (12 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches)
Printed in 2001 in an edition of 100 plus 5 artist's proofs
All copies are signed and numbered by Elliott Erwitt

In over five decades of photography Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) has never lost his characteristic intrigue at the curiosities of life. His unique ability to capture beauty in the mundane as well as the famous, to find the commonplace in the exceptional and vice versa.

Fifth Avenue captures the chaos of Erwitt's native city with the late afternoon sun glinting on the bonnets of traffic.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 270 x 190 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in)
Pages: 512 pp
Illustrations: 508 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714842431C

One of the greatest image makers of his generation, Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) describes himself as 'a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation.' A member of Magnum since 1954, his camera has taken him all over the globe and his pictures have been the subject of many books and exhibitions worldwide. Artist and documenter, his work spans many traditions, subjects and approaches to photography.

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