Skip to main content

Frank Worth Art

American, 1923-1999
Frank Worth was born in New York City in 1923. During his senior year he approached the New York offices of the International News Service (INS) with some of his photos and was offered a trial position. His first assignment was to photograph actors and actresses as they arrived at Grand Central Station getting off the California Express train. This was his introduction to Hollywood. Frank was charming, witty and immediately struck up a rapport with those he was photographing. As a result, INS sent him to Hollywood as a staff photographer after he graduated in 1940. Frank Worth soon left INS and became a member of the Hollywood Photographers Guild, although he continued to work for INS as a freelancer. Frank quickly met and became close friends with many top stars, including James Dean, with whom he shared a fascination for sports cars. Frank was invited by Dean to go behind-the-scenes on the sets of Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. Frank Worth was a regular at many other movie sets and film premieres including The Vikings, Reap the Wild Wind, Magnificent Obsession, How To Marry a Millionaire and The Seven Year Itch. Frank Worth also attended and photographed a number of Oscar and Golden Globe ceremonies and after-parties, candidly capturing the likes of the Marx Brothers, Errol Flynn, Rock Hudson, Sofia Loren and Judy Garland. When Frank Worth was on location in New York during the making of the Seven Year Itch director Billy Wilder posed Marilyn Monroe, her skirt blowing up, over an opening to the subway system. Frank shot the picture of Billy showing Marilyn how to pose. Many photographers were invited to take photos of the scene, but because Joe DiMaggio objected to Marilyn’s panties being seen, she concealed them during this photo shoot. Frank Worth had the only ‘panty’ photo known in existence with Billy Wilder and Marilyn Monroe. He released that photograph only once, for the front page of the Hollywood Reporter for an issue dedicated to Billy Wilder. Frank Worth never released his best photos. Some of his shots were to him as private as his personal life. He only admitted to his affair with Monroe just months before his death. The remarkable rare and highly valuable collection of negatives that were accumulated over a period of 60 years was found by his estate in Worth’s home after his passing in 1999. The negatives reveal a diverse, previously unseen catalog of Frank Worth’s Hollywood friends, acquaintances and sports stars, representing an array of the famous stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. It is hard to overstate the importance of this discovery; “The most extraordinary collection and find of its kind in the last 50 years,” according to a statement made by Christie’s of London in 2002, a leading art auction house in the UK and the USA.
(Biography provided by Globe Entertainment and Media Corp)
to
3
3
7
3
2
1
3
1
2
5
Overall Height
to
Overall Width
to
7
4
10
6
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
12
4
13
6,789
2,843
2,518
1,236
8
3
3
1
Artist: Frank Worth
Marilyn Monroe Throws the First Pitch - Limited Edition Print
By Frank Worth
Located in London, GB
Monroe Throws the First Pitch 1958 Frank Worth Marilyn Monroe with Ralph Edwards on a baseball diamond, throwing the first pitch to start a game in 1958. Marilyn Monroe was an Am...
Category

1950s Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

James Dean Behind Fence in Giant - Oversize Limited Print
By Frank Worth
Located in London, GB
James Dean Behind Fence in Giant 1955 by Frank Worth James Dean in thought seated behind a barbed wire fence for his role in the film 'Giant', 1955. James Byron Dean was an Ameri...
Category

1950s Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Marilyn Monroe Throws the First Pitch - Giant Oversize Limited Edition Print
By Frank Worth
Located in London, GB
Monroe Throws the First Pitch 1958 Frank Worth Marilyn Monroe with Ralph Edwards on a baseball diamond, throwing the first pitch to start a game in 1958. Marilyn Monroe was an Am...
Category

1950s Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

How to Marry a Millionaire
By Frank Worth
Located in New York, NY
Created by Frank Worth in 1953, this absolutely stunning and glamorous image of Marilyn Monroe on the set of How to Marry a Millionaire is a...
Category

20th Century Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Humphrey Bogart on set of "Battle Circus", Lithograph by Frank Worth
By Frank Worth
Located in Long Island City, NY
A modern lithograph of a photograph by Frank Worth. Produced by the Worth Estate (stamp verso). Image Size: 10.5 x 11 inches Paper Size: 17.75 x 12 inches
Category

1950s American Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Lithograph

Frank Sinatra
By Frank Worth
Located in Tbilisi, GE
With a blind stamp Edition of 125
Category

20th Century Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Elizabeth Taylor
By Frank Worth
Located in Tbilisi, GE
With a blind stamp Edition of 75
Category

20th Century Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Marilyn
By Frank Worth
Located in Tbilisi, GE
With a blind stamp Edition of 24
Category

20th Century Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Marilyn
By Frank Worth
Located in Tbilisi, GE
With a blind stamp Edition of 16
Category

20th Century Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Marilyn in 'how to marry a millionaire'
By Frank Worth
Located in Tbilisi, GE
With a blind stamp Edition of 24
Category

20th Century Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

James Dean
By Frank Worth
Located in Tbilisi, GE
With a blind stamp Edition of 24
Category

20th Century Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

James Dean seated
By Frank Worth
Located in Tbilisi, GE
With a blind stamp Edition of 24
Category

20th Century Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Frank Sinatra and Lauren Bacall at Musso & Frank Grill, 1957
By Frank Worth
Located in New York, NY
Frank Sinatra and Lauren Bacall at Musso & Frank Grill, 1957
Category

Frank Worth Art

Related Items
Elizabeth Taylor, Black and White Photograph of 1950s Hollywood Star on Film Set
By Burt Glinn
Located in New york, NY
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 captur...
Category

1950s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Photographic Paper, Photographic Film

Never Let the Same Snake Bite You Twice, Silver Gelatin Black and White Nude
By Savannah Spirit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Savannah Spirit Never Let the Same Snake Bite You Twice Silver gelatin on Ilford multigrade paper, signed, edition of 5 Scroll for more on the artist and this series and an excerpt from the recent monograph, The Archive #6: Savannah Spirit, published by Quiet Lunch: "When I first saw Savannah Spirit’s early nudes, I felt immediately struck by their power and awareness. Of course, they were traditionally beautiful, with classical lighting and shadows from Venetian blinds. Some of them were sexy, in the way bodies are sexy. But they weren’t sexualized. Looking at them, I felt powerful. I felt good. They depicted the body of an adult woman viewing herself with love. I’ve been devoted to them ever since. To me, these portraits invoke the power of a landscape. The way the light rolls over the body evokes the body’s connection with the earth, with sunrise and its long deep shadows. The patterns of darkness can break the figure into geometry, creating a distance between the viewer and the image, as in End of An Era and Staying Abreast. Yet others, like Resist and Be The Woman You Needed When You Were Younger, create direct address, and sometimes empathy. Sometimes, the viewer takes the vantage point of the artist, and the piece becomes a further study in introspection. The titles, like The Bottom Line and Read Between the Lines, often invoke idioms, figures of speech, or stereotypes that themselves point back to the culture that produced them. As conceptual components, they are both playful and political, which, when juxtaposed against image to elicit a mood or reaction. For me, it’s different every time. I am often pricked to discover how the vernacular of Hollywood capitalism, juxtaposed to a powerful, nude self-portrait of a woman, almost always feels a bit surprising–as if I wasn’t expecting her to be there. Recent works, like Network, use both shadow and mirror to create a doubled image, the artist and her reflection, further suggesting the sense of a dialogue with the self. The two bodies are not a mirror image, though seen in a mirror: a conversation between two sides of oneself, rather than a literal twinning. Over the past decade, as this series took on greater and deeper life, Savannah and I have had countless wonderful discussions about women, bodies and art. As a former artist’s model, early in her career, she participated in the form of power that was available to her: that of the quieted muse. She knew she was being objectified, she recalls, but at least she was included in the club. I instantly recognized that message. She was still creating her own work, though, and one day, she realized she’d had enough of seeing herself through someone else’s lens. She turned the camera on herself, and began to take a very different kind of picture. During the pandemic, the feeling of being alone with oneself can sometimes feel overwhelming. These recent pieces reflect that agitation of the dialogue alone, the being with oneself, seeking connection..." - Katie Peyton Hofstadter Classic black and white silver gelatin print, signed by the artist Savannah Spirit. This is a self portrait of the artist. Categorize between self-portrait, contemporary feminism, take back control, I am my own muse, my body my choice...
Category

2010s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Guitar, 1993
By Todd Burris
Located in New York, NY
Listing is for UNFRAMED print. Inquire within for framing. Edition of 1 of 20 If the exhibition piece is sold or the customer orders a different print size, the photograph is prod...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

  • Guitar, 1993
  • Guitar, 1993
H 20 in W 16 in D 1 in
'Beach Babe Grace' Kelly On Set
Located in London, GB
'Beach Babe Kelly Grace' Grace Kelly on the set of To Catch A Thief, 1955. (Photo: AKG) mint condition Archival pigment print Measuring 12 x 16 inches...
Category

1950s Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

  • 'Beach Babe Grace' Kelly On Set
  • 'Beach Babe Grace' Kelly On Set
Free Shipping
H 16 in W 12 in
Aviator, Southampton, NY 2012
Located in New York, NY
Price for UNFRAMED The Robin Rice Gallery proudly announces SUMMERTIME Salon 2018, an annual photography exhibit featuring gallery artists as well as a few newcomers. This year’s opening reception will be held on Wednesday, June 27th from 6 – 8 PM, and the show will be on view until September 23rd, 2018 Rice has brought together the works of 55 gallery artists and nearly a hundred photographs for this salon-style exhibition. From floor to ceiling, the walls of the gallery are a mosaic of various size photographs in sepia, color and black & white, expertly hung to fit together like pieces of a puzzle. “This is my favorite exhibition even though it takes months to curate and a week to install,” says Rice. “I love the moment when a viewer is first drawn to an image. Sometimes in’s indefinable; a moment when the viewer not only shares but reconnects to an experience remembered.” Each year, the Summertime Salon matures and Rice’s annual masterpiece is revealed to showcase an exhibition stronger than the year before. Rice has a close relationship with the works of her photographers, and strategically curates the show to best exemplify the artists’ strengths, remaining cohesively linked by Rice’s aesthetic. This year’s invitational image, Hoop and Ball by Nenad Samuilo Amodaj is from a series of one hundred photographs. Rice chose three photographs from Amodaj’s series to create a triptych on the back wall of her gallery for this exhibition. The invitational image is of a standing semi-nude woman in profile wearing a hoop skirt. Her entire head rests inside of a large white plaster ball that she holds above her. He explained: “I wanted to explore the abstract architectural properties of the hoop skirt, a clothing item with curious geometric form that appears both in nature and in the world of artifice.” Before photographing the model he created numerous figure drawings that helped solidify his vision for the series. black and white, photography, women, woman, portrait, feminist, aviation, aviator, fashion Southampton...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Brigands Hideout, Madrid
By Gleb Derujinsky
Located in New York, NY
Brigands Hideout, Madrid 1957 Archival pigment print Estate stamped, signed and numbered by Andrea Derujinsky with certificate of authenticity Groundbreaking fashion photographer Gleb Derujinsky invigorated the fashion industry with his glamorous, exotic, and often unconventional photographs. Gleb Derujinsky's career as a fashion photographer took hold in the golden age of European haute couture, when Balenciaga and Pierre Balmain were at the top of their game and Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld were designing their first runway shows. Although air travel was still reserved for the happy few, Derujinsky convinced his editors Carmel Snow and Diana Vreeland to send him around the world to photograph beautiful models like Carmen Dell Orefice and his future wife, Ruth Neumann draped in expensive gowns juxtaposed against rough desert dunes or a glittering ocean at sunset. His ideas were revolutionary and they gave rise to the mystique and glamour that is now pervasive in fashion. Derujinsky was the quintessential Renaissance man photographer, award-winning cinematographer and commercial director, inventor, WWII veteran, world traveler, jewelry designer, musician, ski instructor, Ferrari America race-car driver, and champion glider pilot. His passion for photography started at the tender age of six, by ten, he had built a photo enlarger, and as a teenager, he became the youngest member of the Camera Club of New York. His photographs appeared in major lifestyle magazines and extensively in Harper's Bazaar from 1950 to 1970 Derujinsky’s best fashion photographs are typified by the frisson between high fashion in the 1950s and 1960s with the dynamism of locations and urban scenarios." Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography...
Category

1950s Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Disco, Bill Bernstein Set of Four Photographs
By Bill Bernstein
Located in New York, NY
Bill Bernstein Disco c. 1970 Set of four Photographs These iconic images not only document the people and places of the golden age of disco, but also capture the spirit and intensit...
Category

1970s Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Burroughs Family, Alabama, Black and White Portrait Photography, Edition 44/75
By Walker Evans
Located in New york, NY
Burroughs Family, Hale County, Alabama, 1936 is paper size: 11" x 11.25" and image size: 7.5" x 9.4" A silver gelatin print c.1978 in an edition 44/75. Inscribed in ink on front of p...
Category

1930s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Kaufmann House, Palm Springs
By Julius Shulman
Located in New York, NY
Kaufmann House, Palm Springs Architect: Richard Neutra Kodak digital color print Print size: 20" x 24" (50.80 x 60.96) Image size: 15" x 20" (39.10 x ...
Category

1940s American Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

C Print

LION PRINT PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPH AFRICA EXHIBITION POSTER
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition Poster from the Shane Russeck Pop up gallery in Los Angeles. Printed on acid-free archival paper Dimensions: 24" x 36" sheet. Photograph © Shane Russeck Excelle...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Pigment

Rolex Daytona 30x30 6263 Paul Newman Photomosaic Photography Fine Art
By Destro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Newman" is an acrylic photomosaic artwork by Destro. The first release in a series mosaic works called "Icons". Destro has created large prints which are made up of many hundreds o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Sign 81
By Nenad Samuilo Amodaj
Located in New York, NY
The Robin Rice Gallery proudly announces SUMMERTIME Salon 2018, an annual photography exhibit featuring gallery artists as well as a few newcomers. This year’s opening reception will...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Previously Available Items
Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr. in How to Marry a Millionaire 11" x 14"
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
This beautifully restored color image originally captured by photographer Frank Worth features Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr on the set of How to Marry a Millionaire in 1953. Ma...
Category

1950s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr. in How to Marry a Millionaire 11" x 14"
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
This beautifully restored color image originally captured by photographer Frank Worth features Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr on the set of How to Marry a Millionaire in 1953. Ma...
Category

1950s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

Marilyn Monroe with Classic Roadster for How to Marry a Millionaire 20" x 24" Ed
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
Spectacular image of Marilyn Monroe leaning on a classic car on the set of How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953. In the early 1950s, Monroe became a popular actress with roles in severa...
Category

1950s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

Marilyn Monroe Smiling in Jewels 20" x 24" Edition of 75
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
This black and white portrait captured by celebrity photographer Frank Worth features actress Marilyn Monroe smiling in a fur shawl and elegant dress. In the early 1950s, Monroe bec...
Category

1950s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

James Dean Standing with Porsche at Car Rally 20" x 24" Edition of 75
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
Color action shot of actor James Dean unloading his Porsche at a car rally. James Dean was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and soci...
Category

1960s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

Marilyn Monroe: Hollywood's Glamour Icon 20" x 24" Edition of 75
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
This beautifully colored image features a pinup of actress and Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe posed in a bathing suit with her leg up, poolside. Marilyn Monroe was one of the m...
Category

1940s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

James Dean Behind Fence in Giant 20" x 24" Edition of 75
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
This color photograph features James Dean posed sitting behind a fence on the set of Giant, 1955. Giant was the last of James Dean's three films as a leading actor, and earned him ...
Category

1950s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

James Dean & Ursula Andress at Oscar Dinner 24" x 20" Edition of 75
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
Great candid capture by celebrity photographer Frank Worth of Hollywood stars Ursula Andress and James Dean at the Oscars dinner. Please contact us for any of the following availab...
Category

1950s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

Marilyn Monroe with Classic Roadster for How to Marry a Millionaire 20" x 16"
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
Marilyn Monroe posing for a portrait while standing with her car door open on the set of How to Marry a Millionaire. Beautifully restored and recolored from the original 1953 black ...
Category

1950s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

Frank Sinatra Standing with Tbird 20" x 16" Edition of 125
By Frank Worth
Located in Austin, TX
This beautifully restored color image features legendary actor, singer, and musician Frank Sinatra leaning on a classic T-Bird. Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor...
Category

1950s Contemporary Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper

James Dean in Hotel Bath, Platinum print 1954
By Frank Worth
Located in Miami Beach, FL
James Dean in Hotel Bathroom, 1954 by Frank Worth Framed Platinum Print stamped by the foundation Ed 2/15 Image size: 24 in. H x 20 in. W Frame size: 3...
Category

20th Century Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Platinum

Marilyn Monroe, Platinum print on set of ''How to marry a millionaire" 1953
By Frank Worth
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Marilyn Monroe, Platinum print on the set of ''How to marry a millionaire" Frank Worth, 1953 Ed 2/15 Image size: 24 in. H x 20 in. W Frame size: 38 in. ...
Category

20th Century Modern Frank Worth Art

Materials

Black and White, Platinum

Frank Worth art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Frank Worth art available for sale on 1stDibs. Not every interior allows for large Frank Worth art, so small editions measuring 12 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Brian Kosoff, Karen Kuehn, and Chris Little. Frank Worth art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $520 and tops out at $2,000, while the average work can sell for $1,293.
Questions About Frank Worth Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Depending on the quality, age, and designer, a 1-carat diamond can cost between $1,300 and $16,500.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    What a 1-carat ruby is worth mostly depends on the color of the ruby. It is the most important factor in determining the ruby's value. The price of a pure brilliant red to slightly purple-red color is considerable. Depending on the color, purity, origin, and size, rubies can cost anywhere from $100 to $15,000 per carat. Shop a range of antique and vintage ruby jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    What a 1-carat black diamond is worth varies according to the cut, type (natural/treated) and the demand and supply. Both natural and treated black diamonds increase in value as demand increases. It ranges from $100 to $3,000 per carat. On 1stDibs, you can find a variety of unique and designer black diamond jewelry & watches from different periods to choose from.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    A 1-carat pink diamond’s worth depends on the color intensity and carat. High-quality pinks are the most expensive natural diamond color today. The price can vary from $10,000 to $70,000 per carat for an intense pink. On 1stDibs, you will find a variety of pink diamond jewelry from different periods.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    How much a 1-carat natural sapphire is worth depends on its color, cut and quality. Sapphires can range in value from $25 to thousands of dollars per carat. A certified appraiser or knowledgeable jewelry expert can examine a particular gemstone piece and give you an estimate of its value. On 1stDibs, find a collection of sapphire gemstone jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    Like with most diamond products, the price of a 1-carat princess cut diamond can range dramatically. On 1stDibs, find 1-carat princess cut diamond rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets starting at $999 to $16,500.

Recently Viewed

View All