photographs by Ed Feingersh
August 7th- 29th, 2010
Opening reception Saturday August 7th, 7-10 pm
is pleased to announce the exhibition of rare Marilyn Monroe photographs
Feingersh, Garry Winogrand
and Phil Stern. An opening reception will be held on
Saturday, August 7th from 7-10 pm. The exhibit will be on view through
August 29th, 2010.
Probably the most celebrated of all actresses, Marilyn Monroe (June 1,
1926 – August 5, 1962) made only 30 films in her lifetime. Monroe
personified Hollywood glamour with an unparalleled glow and energy that
enamored the world. Her apparent vulnerability and innocence, in combination
with an innate sensuality, has endeared her to the global consciousness.
She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the
most famous woman of the 20th Century. Her
legendary status and mysticism will remain with film history forever.
New York photographer Ed Feingersh (1924-1961) can be thanked for shooting
some of the most beautiful black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe
ever taken. Pictured during her so called 'New York Exile' in early 1955
as she attempted to break free from the constraints of her contract with
Twentieth Century Fox.
Feingersh shadows Marilyn during the course of a tumultuous week, following
her around the city as she goes about her private and public life. They
travel incognito on the New York subway, go to costume fittings and the
premiere of Tennessee Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'. Marilyn
is captured relaxing in her hotel suite, dressing for events and putting
on her make up. The week culminates in a legendary appearance astride
a pink elephant at a benefit performance of The Ringling Brothers and
Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden.
As you view these rare and intimate photographs you discover a Marilyn
fluctuating between fresh faced self confidence and extreme vulnerability.
Vibrant and cheerful one minute, pensive and serious the next. A complicated,
many-sided women behind the confection Hollywood had made her.
Regular gallery hours are Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-7 pm
and by appointment
All gallery events are free and open to the public.
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