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Elliott Erwitt Art

American, b. 1928

Elliott Erwitt was born in France of émigré parents in 1928. His formative years were spent in Italy. At the age of 10 he moved with his family to France afterward and emigrating to the United States in 1939, settling in New York for two years then transferring to Los Angeles.

In the early 50's, Erwitt moved to New York City by way of Pittsburg, Germany and France (the last two locations courtesy of the United States Army). He settled in New York for good establishing his fundamental base of operations... although "settling" in Erwitt parlance means "where you are at the moment for as long as you don't go somewhere else". Flexibility and adaptation to the requirements of the profession and personal interests have kept him moving about the globe before returning to base.

While attending Hollywood High School Erwitt worked in a commercial darkroom processing "signed" prints for fans of movie stars. During 1949 he returned to Europe traveling and photography in Italy and France thus making the start of his professional career. Drafted in to the US Army in 1951 he continued taking photographs for various publications totally apart from his military duties while stationed in New Jersey, Germany and France.

By good fortune while looking for work on exploratory trips to New York City prior to his military service, he met Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker who liked his photographs and took a personal guiding interest becoming significant mentors.

In 1953 freshly decommissioned from military service, Elliott Erwitt was invited to join Magnum Photos as a member by its founder Robert Capa. In 1968 he became President of the prestigious agency for 3 terms. To date he continues to be an active member and one of the leading figures in the competitive field of photography.

Erwitt's books, journalistic essays, illustrations, and advertisements have been featured in publications around the world for over forty years. While continuing his work as a stills photographer Erwitt began making films in the 70's. His documentaries include Beauty Knowns No Pain (1971), Red White and Blue Grass (1973) sponsored with a grant from the American Film Institute and The Glass Makers of Herat (1977).

In the 80's Erwitt produced seventeen comedy and satire programs for Home Box Office. From the 90's to the present he continues to lead a remarkably varied professional life encompassing many disparate aspects of photography. While actively working for magazine, industrial and advertising clients Erwitt devotes all his spare time toward creating books and exhibitions of his work destined for galleries and museums.

(Biography provided by PDNB Gallery)
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Artist: Elliott Erwitt
Wyoming
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, Italy, before emigrating to the United States. As a teenager living ...
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USA, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1950 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
USA, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1950 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed l...
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Santa Monica, California, 1955 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Santa Monica, California, 1955 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed late...
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France, Paris, 1952 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
France, Paris, 1952 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1949 -Elliott Erwitt(Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1949 -Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed ...
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Versailles, France
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed in black ink on print margin by Elliott Erwitt. Signed, titled, dated and misc. notations in pencil on print verso Gelatin silver print Paper size: 16 x 20 in., Image size: 11...
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USA, New York City, 1954 (Lucienne Van Kan) - Elliott Erwitt
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
USA, New York City, 1954 (Lucienne Van Kan) - Elliott Erwitt Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Available in f...
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Marilyn Monroe, New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. Available sizes: 11 x 14 in. $,5000 16 x 20 in. $7,500 20 x 24 in. $8,500 30 x 40 in. $14,500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt sp...
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New York City, 1974 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1974 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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Pisa, Italy
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed in black ink on print margin by Elliott Erwitt Signed, titled, dated and misc. notations in pencil on print verso by Elliott Erwitt Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, ...
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Paris, 1989 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Paris, 1989 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Available in fou...
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Paris, France (Dog Jumping)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt SIZES AVAILABLE: 11 x 14 in. $5000 16 x 20 in. $7500 20 x 24 in. $8500 30 x 40 in. $14,500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent h...
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Milan, Italy - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Milan, Italy - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Available in fou...
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Marilyn Monroe, New York
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Elliott Erwitt Marilyn Monroe, New York 1956 Gelatin Silver print 20 x 24 inches Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso
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New York City, 1955 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1955 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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Frank Sinatra & Mia Farrow at Truman Capote's "Black & White Ball", New York
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Gelatin silver print Signature label by Elliott Erwitt. Available sizes: 16 x 20 in., $6,500 20 x 24 in., $7,500 30 x 40 in., $14,500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elli...
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New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed in black ink on print margin. Signed by artist. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in. $4000 16 x 20 in. $6500 20 x 24in. $7500 30 x 40 in. $14500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in ...
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New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt Available sizes: 16 x 20 in., $7,500 20 x 24 in., $8,500 30 x 40 in., $14,500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood ...
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20th Century Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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New York City, 2000 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 2000 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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Museo de las Momias, Guanajuato, Mexico
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Signed by Elliott Erwitt in black ink on print margin. Signed, titled, dated and misc. notations in pencil on print verso by Elliott Erwitt Born to Russian parents in P...
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New York
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, Italy, before emigrating to the United States. As a teenager living ...
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Against the war in Vietnam Elliott Erwitt Circa 1970 Original political poster
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful poster of the famous photographer Elliot Erwitt against the war in Vietnam. Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, then emigrated t...
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1970s Elliott Erwitt Art

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Paris, 1970 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Paris, 1970 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Available in fou...
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Texas
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Signed in black ink on print margin, signed, titled, dated and misc. notations in pencil on print verso by Elliott Erwitt Gelatin silver print, 14 x 11 in. AVAILABLE SI...
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Valencia, Spain, 1952 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Valencia, Spain, 1952 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availa...
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Colorado
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, Italy, before emigrating to the United States. As a teenager living ...
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1950s Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in. $5000 16 x 20 in. $7500 20 x 24in. $8500 30 x 40 in. $14500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent hi...
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1960s Contemporary Elliott Erwitt Art

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New York City (bulldog)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Signed by Elliott Erwitt on artist label Gelatin silver print Paper size: 11 x 14 in AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in. $4000 16 x 20 in. $6500 20 x 24in. $7500 30 x 40 in. $...
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Havana, Cuba (Che Guevara)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in. $4000 16 x 20 in. $6500 20 x 24in. $7500 30 x 40 in. $14500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent hi...
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USA, New York City, 1948 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
USA, New York City, 1948 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Ava...
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Late 20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Marilyn Monroe, New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt Gelatin silver print Paper size: 11 x 14 in., Image size: 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. Signed in black ink on print margin. Signed, titled, dated misc. notations in pe...
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20th Century Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Gelatin silver print Paper size: 11 x 14 in., Image size: 8 x 12 in. Signed in black ink on print margin by Elliott Erwitt Signed, titled, dated and misc. notations in p...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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New York City, 1988 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1988 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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Late 20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Fort Dix, New Jersey
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Signed by Elliott Erwitt in black ink on print margin Signed, titled, dated and misc. notation in pencil on print verso Paper size: 16 x 20 in., Image size: 11 3/4 x 17 ...
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1960s Contemporary Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Milan, Italy
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. Available sizes: 16 x 20 in., $6,500 20 x 24 in., $7,500 30 x 40 in., $14,500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood...
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20th Century Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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England, London, 1952 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
England, London, 1952 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availa...
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Late 20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Florence
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Florence, 1949 Gelatin silver print Paper size: 11 x 14 in., Image size: 8 x 12 in. Signed in black ink on print margin by Elliott Erwitt Signed, titled, dated and misc. notations in...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Kent, England
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, Italy, before emigrating to the United States. As a teenager living i...
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1960s American Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Cuba
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on print verso by Elliott Erwitt Gelatin silver print Paper size: 11 x 14 in., Image size: 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

East Hampton, New York, 1983 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
East Hampton, New York, 1983 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later ...
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20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Managua, Nicaragua
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, Italy, before emigrating to the United States. As a teenager living ...
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1950s Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

New York City, 1956 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1956 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

New York City, 1990 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1990 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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Late 20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Spain, Valencia (Robert & Mary Frank)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Robert Frank dancing with his wife, Mary. Gelatin silver print , 14 x 11 in. Signed by Elliott Erwitt on artist label. Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent...
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20th Century Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Salvador Dalí, 1963 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Salvador Dalí, 1963 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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1960s Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1954 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1954 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed late...
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20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Kent, England, 1984 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Kent, England, 1984 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Third Avenue El., New York City, 1954 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Third Avenue El., New York City, 1954 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Av...
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Mid-20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

New York City, 1999 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1999 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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1990s Elliott Erwitt Art

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Ballycotton, Ireland, 1968 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Ballycotton, Ireland, 1968 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later A...
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20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Simone de Beauvoir
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt Available sizes: 16 x 20 in., $6,500 20 x 24 in., $7,500 30 x 40 in., $14,500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood ...
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20th Century Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

USA, New York City, 1950 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
USA, New York City, 1950 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Ava...
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Late 20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Metropolitan Museum, New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Open edition Signed by Elliott Erwitt in black ink on print margin Signed, titled, dated and misc. notations by Elliott Erwitt in pencil on print verso. Paper size: 20 x 16 in. Image...
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1950s Contemporary Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Prado Museum, Madrid
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt on artist label. Gelatin silver print Paper size: 16 x 30 in., Image size: 12 x 17 1/2 in. Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent hi...
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1990s Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Reno, Nevada, 1960 (Misfits Group Photograph) - Elliott Erwitt
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Reno, Nevada, 1960 (Misfits Group Photograph) - Elliott Erwitt Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Available in...
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20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

MARILYN MONROE DURING THE FILMING OF "THE MISFITS" RENO NEVADA, 1960
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed lower right margin by Elliot Erwitt. Image size approx 12 x 17.5 inches. Framed has some random scratches. Frame size approx 24 x 29.5 inches. Artwork is in excellent c...
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1960s Contemporary Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

East Hampton, New York, 1998 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
East Hampton, New York, 1998 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later ...
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20th Century Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Miami Beach, Florida
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Signed by Elliott Erwitt in black ink on print margin. Signed, titled, dated and misc. notations in pencil on print verso by Elliott Erwitt Born to Russian parents in P...
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20th Century Modern Elliott Erwitt Art

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Silver Gelatin

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