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Dalí Skull, 1951

Gelatin silver, 1981
12 1/4 × 10 in
31.1 × 25.4 cm
Edition 121/250
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Condition Report: Hinged to mat along upper edges verso; there do not appear to be any major …

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Condition Report: Hinged to mat along upper edges verso; there do not appear to be any major visible condition issues; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 27 X 24 Inches

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Editioned '121' of 250 in pencil in the photographer's stamp on verso.
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Philippe Halsman
Latvian, 1906–1979
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Philippe Halsman was at one point considered the best photo-portraitist in France. He had an incessant interest in faces: “Every face I see seems to hide—and sometimes fleetingly reveal—the mystery of another human being.” Halsman’s photographs of politicians, celebrities, and intellectuals were featured widely in magazines like LIFE and Vogue. His more famous subjects included the likes of Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Audrey Hepburn, and Albert Einstein. He also had a 37-year collaboration with Salvador Dalí, which resulted in several famous surrealist series including the “Dalí’s Mustache” portraits. In the 1950s, Halsman began asking his sitters to jump in front of the camera, because he noticed that doing so paradoxically seemed to relax people. With his background in engineering, Halsman also made groundbreaking photographic inventions, including a twin-lens reflex camera that allowed the operator to see his sitter through a viewfinder.

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Condition Report: Hinged to mat along upper edges verso; there do not appear to be any major …

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Condition Report: Hinged to mat along upper edges verso; there do not appear to be any major visible condition issues; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 27 X 24 Inches

Signature
Editioned '121' of 250 in pencil in the photographer's stamp on verso.
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Philippe Halsman
Latvian, 1906–1979
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Philippe Halsman was at one point considered the best photo-portraitist in France. He had an incessant interest in faces: “Every face I see seems to hide—and sometimes fleetingly reveal—the mystery of another human being.” Halsman’s photographs of politicians, celebrities, and intellectuals were featured widely in magazines like LIFE and Vogue. His more famous subjects included the likes of Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Audrey Hepburn, and Albert Einstein. He also had a 37-year collaboration with Salvador Dalí, which resulted in several famous surrealist series including the “Dalí’s Mustache” portraits. In the 1950s, Halsman began asking his sitters to jump in front of the camera, because he noticed that doing so paradoxically seemed to relax people. With his background in engineering, Halsman also made groundbreaking photographic inventions, including a twin-lens reflex camera that allowed the operator to see his sitter through a viewfinder.

Dalí Skull, 1951

Gelatin silver, 1981
12 1/4 × 10 in
31.1 × 25.4 cm
Edition 121/250
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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