— Double Platinum

An exhibition of work by the celebrated photographer, Elliott Erwitt, timed to coincide with his receipt of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award by the World Photography Organisation, has opened at Beetles & Huxley, in London.

 

Beetles & Huxley present two rarely seen bodies of work, Erwitt’s platinum prints and images of Marilyn Monroe.

Capturing the Hollywood star at work on film sets and at rest in her home, Erwitt photographed Marilyn Monroe through the 1950s and 60s. His photographs of Marilyn, taken at the height of the phenomenon surrounding her fame, immortalise the charisma and energy with which she mesmerised her colleagues, lovers, friends and fans.

 

The exhibition will include Erwitt’s photographs of Monroe relaxing in her New York apartment, the iconic white dress on the subway grate’ moment during the filming of The Seven Year Itch and those taken on the set of her last completed film, The Misfits, made poignant by her imminent death. Previously unseen colour photographs from the shoots will be on display as well as the original contact sheets.

 

Via: Beetles & Huxley

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