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Arnold Newman

Frank Stella, 1967-printed later

Gelatin silver, printed later
7 3/4 × 8 1/2 in
19.7 × 21.6 cm
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Titled and dated in pencil mount recto. Photographer's 67th Street stamp mount verso.
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Arnold Newman
American, 1918–2006
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One of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Arnold Newman is known for his portraits of major cultural figures, such as Pablo Picasso, Aaron Copland, Marilyn Monroe, Donald Judd, and Josef Albers. Newman was credited with popularizing environmental portraiture, a style that captures subjects in their surroundings and uses significant details to communicate their profession and personality. Newman’s famous photograph of Igor Stravinsky, for example, is dominated by a grand piano silhouetted against a white wall, with the composer confined to the corner. However, Newman never endorsed the term with which he was associated: “Overlooked is that my approach is also symbolic or impressionistic or whatever label one cares to use.” For his portrait of Andy Warhol, Newman cut up his subject’s features, repositioning them to form a surrealistic collage.

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About the work
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Titled and dated in pencil mount recto. Photographer's 67th Street stamp mount verso.
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Arnold Newman
American, 1918–2006
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One of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Arnold Newman is known for his portraits of major cultural figures, such as Pablo Picasso, Aaron Copland, Marilyn Monroe, Donald Judd, and Josef Albers. Newman was credited with popularizing environmental portraiture, a style that captures subjects in their surroundings and uses significant details to communicate their profession and personality. Newman’s famous photograph of Igor Stravinsky, for example, is dominated by a grand piano silhouetted against a white wall, with the composer confined to the corner. However, Newman never endorsed the term with which he was associated: “Overlooked is that my approach is also symbolic or impressionistic or whatever label one cares to use.” For his portrait of Andy Warhol, Newman cut up his subject’s features, repositioning them to form a surrealistic collage.

Arnold Newman

Frank Stella, 1967-printed later

Gelatin silver, printed later
7 3/4 × 8 1/2 in
19.7 × 21.6 cm
Bidding closed
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