Elliott Erwitt: Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1956

Elliott Erwitt Snaps

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

Elliott Erwitt


Price: USD$13,700.00

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Silver gelatin print
Sheet size: 203 x 254 mm (8 x 10 inches)
Image size: 140 x 210 mm (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches)
Box: 320 x 244 mm (12 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches)
Printed in 2001 in an edition of 250 plus 12 artist's proofs
All copies are signed and numbered by Elliott Erwitt
ISBN-13: 9780714842400

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.

Marilyn Monroe, familiarizes the superstar as she relaxes with a script.

270 x 190 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches)
512 pp
508 duotone illustrations

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.

The book is arranged in nine chapters, each with a one-word title: Look, Move, Play, Read, Rest, Touch, Tell, Point, Stand. For Erwitt, whose photography is a study and celebration of life, these are the basic actions of life - the things people do. The photographs are not intended to illustrate the words, but the words act as a means of grouping and organizing, making broad connections and also playing with pun and ambiguity, in keeping with the visual games Erwitt plays.

About the author(s)
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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