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Philippe Halsman

Marilyn (Cover of LIFE Magazine), 1952

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Lot 32
Gelatin silver print
14.0 x 11.0 in (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Edition of 250
Numbered on photographer's copyright label affixed to verso
Printed 1981


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About Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman (Latvian-American, 1906-1979) began his career in Paris, opening a portrait studio in Montparnasse in 1934. Using a unique twin-lens reflex camera that he designed, Halsman often photographed notable artists and writers including Marc Chagall, Andre Gide, and Le Corbusier. Halsman arrived in the United States in 1940, leading to a career spanning 30 years during which he photographed for nearly every major American magazine. In 1945, as the first president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers, Halsman fought to protect photographers’ creative rights. In 1941 he formed a relationship with Salvador Dali which lasted nearly four decades, resulting in “photographs of ideas.”