Burt Glinn Black and White Photograph - Sammy Davis Junior, Madison Ave, New York, Celebrity Portrait Photography
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Burt Glinn
Sammy Davis Junior, Madison Ave, New York, Celebrity Portrait Photography

1959

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Shot on Madison Avenue after Sammy Davis Jr.'s last performance at the Copacabana nightclub in Times Square, this is a portrait of the singer, dancer, actor, and comedian Sammy Davis Jr. An 11 x 8.5 photograph on Epson paper of Sammy Davis Junior in 1959 by Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. Print is stamped by the Glinn estate on front (recto) and signed by the estate on back (verso), authenticated. Available through 99Prints in New York City, an art marketplace for the modern collector, offering museum quality photography, contemporary art, and original works on paper. Artist's Bio: Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, photographer Burt Glinn worked for Life magazine before becoming a freelancer at Magnum. Glinn became an associate member of Magnum in 1951 along with Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock - the first Americans to join the young photo agency - and a full member in 1954.  Versatile and technically brilliant, Glinn was one of Magnum's great corporate and advertising photographers. He also made his mark with spectacular color series on the South Seas. Japan, Russia, Mexico and California.  Glinn published A Portrait of All the Russias and A Portrait of Japan.  His reportages have appeared in Esquire, Geo, Travel and Leisure, Fortune, Life and Paris-Match.  He has covered the Sinai War, the US Marine invasion of Lebanon and Fidel Castro's takeover of Cuba.  In the 1990's he completed an extensive photo essay on the topic of medical science. He received numerous awards for his editorial and commercial photography, including the Best Book of Photographic Reporting from Abroad from the Overseas Press Club and the Best Print Ad of the Year from the Art Directors Club of New York.  

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  • Dimensions
    H 11 in. x W 8.5 in.H 27.94 cm x W 21.59 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New york, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU74633260773
  • Seller Reference Number
    99Prints
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