PHILIPPE HALSMAN | 'MARILYN MONROE'
a unique Polaroid print, titled and dated in pencil and with a 'Dumont Galleries/Halsman #' stamp with 'US-124' in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1959
image: 4½ by 3½ in. (11.4 by 8.9 cm.)
framed: 12¾ by 10¾ in. (32.4 by 27.3 cm.)
This glossy Polaroid print is in generally excellent condition. There is a raised area of emulsion approximately 1/8-inch in length near the lower right corner. Scattered across the surface of the print are a few small impressions, visible only in raking light, possibly a result of Polaroid processing.
The reverse is hinged to a window mat along the upper edge.
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Acquired from Willem Photographic, Monterey
cf. Philippe Halsman, Philippe Halsman's Jump Book (New York, 1959), p. 70
'Starting in the early 1950s I asked every famous or important person I photographed to jump for me. I was motivated by a genuine curiosity. After all, life has taught us to control and disguise our facial expressions, but it has not taught us to control our jumps. I wanted to see famous people reveal in a jump their ambition or their lack of it, their self-importance or their insecurity, and many other traits.'
-- Philippe Halsman