Magnum photographer's UK exhibition
Thursday 16 September 2010
Works by Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt have gone on show in the UK at the Magnum Print Room in London.
Elliot’s archive includes serious photojournalism – he famously caught the moment when Richard Nixon jabbed Nikita Khruschev in the chest in 1959 – as well as film star portraits and advertising shots.
Soft focus images of Marilyn Monroe in 1956 are displayed alongside stark portraits of racial segregation in 1950s North Carolina; the stricken face of Jackie Kennedy at her husband’s funeral in 1963 (above) contrasts with Erwitt’s absurd portraits of dogs.
Other iconic Erwitt photos included in the exhibition are signed silver gelatine prints of Marlon Brando (1956, Grace Kelly (1956), Sophia Loren (1962) and Che Guevara (1964).
The exhibition marks the first time a set of four editioned 30” x 40” platinum prints are exhibited and available for sale in the UK.
Elliott Erwitt: Platinum Prints & Classic Snaps is open now until 13 Nov 2010 at The Magnum Print Room, London, EC1. For more information visit magnumphotos.com
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