The Magnifiscent Seven

Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Buchholz…

Set of 5 vintage images, offset printed in 1961, in french. Size: 10″ x 8″

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Lucien Clergue – Camargue

La Camargue, by Lucien Clergue, 1965

Ten Photos (10) in offset printing, all signed, (dim: 34 x 24 cm.)

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Lucien Clergue (born August 14, 1934) is a French photographer. He is Chairman of the Academy of Fine Arts for 2013.

Lucien Clergue was born in Arles. From the age of 7, he learned to play the violin. Several years later, his teacher revealed to him that he had nothing more to teach him. From a family of shopkeepers, he could not pursue further studies in a conservatory. In 1949, he learned the rudiments of photography. Four years later, at a corrida in Arles, he showed his photographs to Pablo Picasso who, though subdued, demanded to see others. Within a year and a half, young Clergue worked with the goal of sending photos to Picasso. During this period, he worked on a series of photographs of traveling entertainers, acrobats and harlequins, the « Saltimbanques ». He also worked on a series whose subject was carrion.

The Camargue (French pronunciation: ​[ka.maʁg]) (Occitan: Camarga in classical norm or Camargo in Mistralian norm) is the region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône River delta. The eastern arm is called the Grand Rhône; the western one is the Petit Rhône.

John, George, Paul, Ringo… and Richard ?

The Beatles by Richard Avedon

Original 1967 Psychodelic Beatles poster set, which was created by Richard Avedon in 1967. This set was for STERN magazine.

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This STERN set is a set of 4 posters. They are included in POP ART shows and Museums all over the world.

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Many people ask me about the history of when and where these posters were printed. In 1967 The Beatles company “Nems” contracted Richard Avedon to create the design and then gave the distribution rights to different outlets in different countries. The Publications that would handle the distribution were: in the USA “LOOK” magazine. In Europe it was “Stern” magazine that distributed the posters and they were sold at Newstands.  The Stern and Daily Express posters were similar in size measuring approx 19″ x 27″ while the Look version was slightly bigger at 22″ x 31″. The banner was the same size 14″ x 40″ in all 3 countries. This is the Stern printing and they are the 1967 printing.

Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. avedonAn obituary published in The New York Times said that “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.

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The Beatles (posters) were photographed by Richard Avedon the Friday 11 August 1967. The shoot took place at a photographic studio in a penthouse in Thompson House, 200 Gray’s Inn Road, London.

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