Tom Palumbo: Anne St. Marie with Bicycle and Umbrella
Estimated Value: $2,500
New York City circa 1956, taken as tests for The Design Laboratory at the New School, taught by Alexey Brodovitch
During the 1950s and 60s, Tom Palumbo was part of an influential group of young photographers working for the best fashion magazines in America – Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. He perfected his craft under the guidance of legends like Alexey Brodovitch, Carmel Snow, Diana Vreeland, and Alex Liberman. Tom’s serene style contrasted with Richard Avedon’s jazzed-up images and Lillian Bassman’s soft blurred effects. Often Tom’s particular layouts provided the balance in an issue. His pictures invariably enhanced the fashions of the 50s, where women were thought of as objects of worship, and beauty was thought of as an ideal. Tom photographed every day, producing unique images like jazz legend Miles Davis laughing. He loved taking pictures of artists like next-door neighbors Comden and Green; the young Mia Farrow and Jane Fonda; novelist Jack Kerouac. Late in life, Tom worked in theatre. But to him there was never much difference in the photographs he took or the plays he directed since both contained drama. Paradox and revelation–these two elements energized Tom Palumbo’s life.
These rediscovered photographs, celebrated in their time but not seen in decades, are presented here in book form for the first time ever, by award-winning author and Palumbo’s widow, Patricia Bosworth.
Terms and conditions :
- Medium : Approximately 20″ x 11.5″
- Archival Pigment Print
- Estate Stamped
- Year 1956
- The photography is non refundable
- Does include a certificate of authenticity
- Winner pays for shipping
- Not framed
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