About the Work
About Five Limited Edition Portraits from the archives of Vanity Fair
From entertainment to world affairs, business to style, design to society, Vanity Fair has been an American cultural icon—a magazine that provokes and drives the popular dialogue—for almost 100 years. With its unique mix of stunning photography, in-depth ...Read More
From entertainment to world affairs, business to style, design to society, Vanity Fair has been an American cultural icon—a magazine that provokes and drives the popular dialogue—for almost 100 years. With its unique mix of stunning photography, in-depth reportage, and social commentary, Vanity Fair accelerates ideas and images to center stage. From the Vanity Fair Archive, this limited edition includes five exquisite portraits of great artists including Louis Armstrong, Louise Brooks, George Gershwin, Katharine Hepburn, and Leslie Howard, by renowned photographers Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, and Anton Bruehl.Read Less
About the Artist
About Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, and Anton Bruehl
Edward Steichen was ...Read More
Edward Steichen was born in Luxembourg in 1879. From 1903 through 1917, he was often featured in Alfred Stieglitz's groundbreaking magazine Camera Work, for which he designed the logo and custom typeface. In 1923, he was pronounced by Vanity Fair "the greatest of living portrait photographers" and appointed by Condé Nast as chief photographer for the magazine. Over the next thirteen years, he helped shape American popular culture, capturing the icons of the age and fueling the American public's fascination with celebrity. Afterward, his career continued to flourish and he worked for advertising agencies, directed a war documentary, and served as Director of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.
Sir Cecil Beaton was born in England in 1904 and arrived in New York in 1928. He is bet known for his fashion photographs and society portraits and worked as a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue. His photographs of the stars of his generation reveal a flair for the theatrical, and when his career with Condé Nast ended, he continued with photography and also designed costumes for plays and films, including My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Balanchine's Swan Lake.
Anton Bruehl was born in South Australia in 1900 and immigrated with his family to New York in 1919. By 1927 he was running a highly successful photography studio with his brother, Martin, the Anton Bruehl studio, which survived the Great Depression to supply advertising images to magazines including Fortune, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and House and Garden. Bruehl was appointed chief color photographer for Condé Nast magazines in 1932 and received numerous other awards and honors throughout his career.Read Less
Five Limited Edition Portraits from the archives of Vanity FairPhotograph
DescriptionSet of five limited edition silver gelatin prints assembled in a custom linen box.
AuthenticationEach photograph is stamped and numbered.
DimensionsThis is a set of 5 photographs, each measuring 16" x 20".
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