- Media category
- Materials used
- gelatin silver photograph
- 37.3 x 47.2 cm image; 40.6 x 50.3 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed verso l.c., pencil "Sid Avery". Dated verso, "... 1952..".
- Gift of the artist 1992
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Sid Avery Estate
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Sid Avery was an American photographer who was best known for capturing the private moments of legendary Hollywood celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, as seen in his book, 'Hollywood at Home: A Family Album 1950-1965', published in 1990.
Avery's work in the 1950s and 60s was a departure from the glamorized portraits of an earlier Hollywood era when images of the stars were tightly controlled by the major film studios. It was often featured in publications such as Life, Look, Colliers and The Saturday Evening Post.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 3 publications
Judy Annear, American beauty: from Muybridge to Goldin, Sydney, 2003. no catalogue numbers
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Great gifts, great patrons: an exhibition celebrating private patronage of the Gallery, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers
Sandra Byron, Hollywood at Home: Photographs by Sid Avery, Sydney, 1992, (illus.). cat.no. 12
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