Ormond Gigli Girls in the Window, Fashion Photography, Oversized Print, Edition of 75
Estimated Value: $50,000
Artist’s Bio: Some of Ormond Gigli’s favorite and best photographs were self-assigned, such as the Girls in the Windows. Many of Gigli’s photographs were, however, published in the top magazines back in the day, such as LIFE, Time, and Paris Match. Assignments also took the photographer around the globe — Gigli’s portraiture work included Sophia Loren (at age 21), Anita Ekberg, Marcel Duchamp, John F. Kennedy, Halston, Gina Lollobrigida, Diana Vreeland, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, among others.
It is a color coupler print, mounted on di-bond, signed by the photographer and numbered on recto (front of photo) in ink (on lower right margin) with title/date (on lower left margin). The oversized photograph is shipped express from New York in premium packing. This is an iconic fashion photograph of 43 women in formal dress posing in the windows of a building façade by Ormond Gigli. Girls in the Windows is Gigli’s signature work, and one of the most collectible pieces in the history of fashion photography of the 20th Century. The story behind the art? In 1960 a day before a row of brownstones was razed, across the street from the artist’s studio, on East 58th St, 43 women in elegant attire showed up for a shoot. The models went into the building slated for demolition, climbed the old stairs, and took their places in the windows. The artist Ormond Gigli from his fire escape directed the scene. Gigli had worked quickly to secure City permissions, arrange for the models, which included the demolition crew supervisor’s wife – third floor, third from left, his wife – second floor, far right, and secure a Rolls Royce to be parked on the sidewalk. The shoot was accomplished during the workers’ lunch time with no incidents while the 43 models posed on crumbling windowsills for a masterwork that is considered one of the most famous fashion photographs of the 20th Century.
Terms and conditions :
- Size:50″ x 50″ 4″ borders,
- Edition: 75
- Year 1960
- The photography is non refundable
- Does include a certificate of authenticity
- Winner pays for shipping
- Not framed
- Shipping: $300Express to Continental US, arrives in 1 to 2 weeks
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