Duane Michals, ‘Warren Beatty’, 1965, Heritage Auctions
Duane Michals, ‘Warren Beatty’, 1965, Heritage Auctions
Duane Michals, ‘Warren Beatty’, 1965, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: There do not appear to be any major condition issues; not examined out of the frame; framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 12.5 X 15 Inches.

Signature: Signed, titled, and dated in ink with the photographer's stamp in margin recto.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Duane Michals

Duane Michals first garnered critical attention (both appreciative and caustic) for his unorthodox photographic practice in the 1960s and ’70s—a time when photojournalism was a dominating influence on the medium. In fact, the photographer David Seidner once wrote that “’Photographer’ is not exactly an apt title for [Michals]; ‘poet’ would be better suited.” Michals, who believed photographs presented fictions, staged narratives across a sequence of photographs, much like film stills, and presented photographs in conjunction with text. He also employed collage and used multiple exposures in creating his compositions, inspired in part by literature, poetry, philosophy, and artists like René Magritte, Robert Rauschenberg, and Joseph Cornell. Michals was also a commercial photographer for magazines Mademoiselle, Esquire, and Vogue.

American, b. 1932, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York