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Burt Glinn
Elizabeth Taylor, Black and White Photograph of 1950s Hollywood Star on Film Set

1959

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Burt Glinn photographed one of the most highly-paid celebrity actresses, Elizabeth Taylor, on set during the filming of "Suddenly Last Summer" in 1959. In the candid photo, he captured Elizabeth Taylor, 27, and already a star from age 12. A black and white photograph 8" x 10" gelatin silver RC print of Elizabeth Taylor by Burt Glinn, with photographer's blind stamp on front (in margin) and Magnum stamp (verso). Provenance: Glinn archive *** Artist’s Bio: Born 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, photographer Burt Glinn worked for LIFE magazine before joining Magnum photo agency. He photographed personalities throughout the 1950s and 60s, continuing to work commercially and editorially for more than five decades in the US and abroad on assignment, until his death in 2008. The artist photographed revolutionary leader Fidel Castro entrance into Havana, Cuba, celebrity and art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler. Subject matter included the social scene of the rich, the dirtiness of politics, and the humorous. Glinn received numerous awards for his editorial and commercial photography. *** Available at 99Prints NYC an online art marketplace for today’s collector of contemporary art, works on paper, original and limited edition photography. Based in New York City, 99Prints ships worldwide.
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