Photobook – Bert Stern – Adventures


Photobook – Bert Stern – Adventures

Size: 30 x 29 cm
Pages: 208
Illustrations: 71 colour, 82 black & white
Published: 1997
Publisher:  Little, Brown US; First Edition
Stock number: 017750/0123
Price: £55 +P & P
Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very good in very good original pictorial paper covered boards, slight wear to lower front boards.
At the height of his career, Bert Stern operated a large studio, not unlike Andy Warhol’s Factory, from which he created award – winning advertisements, editorial photographs, magazine covers, films and portraits. Firmly associated with the golden age of advertising, many of his images are classics. This book collects 150 examples of his work. His advertising images, like the Egyptian pyramid seen inverted in a glass for a 1960s’ Smirnoff advertisement, are featured, as well as portraits of famous women, from Elizabeth Taylor and Drew Barrymore to Twiggy and Iman.

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Bert Stern was an American photographer best known for his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe. With a photo shoot that took place in 1962 just weeks before the actress’ death, Stern later compiled his image into the photobook Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, first published in 1982. Born on October 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, Stern taught himself how to take photographs as a youth. Over the course of his career, Stern changed the landscape of fashion and advertising photography by creating dynamic, stand-alone images that no longer existed simply to serve the text. He emerged alongside Richard Avedon, Mark Shaw, and Irving Penn as a pioneer of this new, confrontational style. Stern died at the age of 83 on June 26, 2013 in New York, NY. Notable exhibitions of his work include I Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Last Sitting at the Musee Maillol in Paris.


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