Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining – all films by the master director Stanley Kubrick. The man about whom Steven Spielberg said: “Nobody could shoot a picture better in history.”
The author and director had been a photographer for LOOK magazine from 1945 to 1950 before his incredible career took off. In 1945, young Stanley sold the photography of a newspaper stand's owner who had been devastated about the death of president Franklin D. Roosevelt to the magazine for $25.
A few months later, he was the youngest photographer of the team in the history of the magazine and he made out to conquer Hollywood next from there.
The Museum of the City of New York and the VandM have just selected 25 of Kubrick's photographs out of about 10,000 negatives that will go for sale. The largest chunk of the profits will be used for the Museum of the City of New York .
For $250 a picture like this would surely make for an amazing Christmas present - 11x14 inches (1 Inch = 2.54 cm) of artistry.
Here is the price table for the motifs:
Edition of 50
11x14 = $250
16x20 = $450
20x24 = $600
Edition of 10
36x36 = $2,500
Details: All photos are printed on museum quality acid-free fibre paper using archival pigment inks and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, numbered and signed by the Museum of the City of New York’s Curator of Prints and Photographs.
VandM (Vintage and Modern), founded in 2006, is the ‘The best vintage shopping on the web’, at least according to the LA Times.