Ormond Gigli Lips, Contemporary Color Fashion Photography 1960
Estimated Value: $18,000
A contemporary color photograph, a close up of beautiful red lips, by a master of 20th Century photography, fashion photography, in an edition of 30, this is an iconic work from 1960 by Ormond Gigli. The print, which comes from the artist’s studio/archive, is available in two sizes: 24″ x 36″ and 35″ x 50″ Lips, 1960 by Ormand Gigli is a color coupler print mounted on di-bond. It is titled and dated in ink lower left margin; signed lower right margin by the photographer. For the 24″ x 36″: Edition 3/30 and 4/30 are available. Please inquire about the edition number available for the 35″ x 50.” Art is shipped premium express. Available through 99Prints in New York City, an art marketplace for the modern collector, offering original photography, art, and works on paper, online.
Ormond Gigli’s photographs were published in the top magazines of the day such as LIFE, Time, and Paris Match. Assignments took him around the globe. Gigli’s portraits included personalities such as Sophia Loren (at age 21), Anita Ekberg, Marcel Duchamp, John F. Kennedy, Halston, Gina Lollobrigida, Diana Vreeland, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, among others. Some of Gigli’s favorite photographs were self-assigned, such as his iconic 20th century fashion photograph, Girls in the Windows. For Gigli’s best-known work “Girls in the Window” 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 :
- Two size: 24″ x 36″ and 35″ x 50″
- Edition: 30
- Year 1960
- The photography is non refundable
- Does include a certificate of authenticity
- Winner pays for shipping
- Not framed
- Shipping: $400Express to Continental US, arrives in 1 to 2 weeks
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