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Cast of "Ocean's 11" left to right; Nick Conti, Jerry Lester, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Akim Tameroff, Richard Benedict, Henry Silva, Norman Fell and Clem Harvey

1960


Artist

Sid Avery

United States of America

1918 - Jul 2002


About

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.


Details


Date

1960


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Edition

18/70


Dimensions

32.3 x 45.6 cm image; 41.0 x 50.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed verso, pencil "Sid Avery". Dated verso, "... 1960..".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1992


Location

Not on display


Accession number

148.1992


Artist information

Sid Avery

Works in the collection

30


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Judy Annear, American beauty: from Muybridge to Goldin, Sydney, 2003. no catalogue numbers

Sandra Byron, Hollywood at Home: Photographs by Sid Avery, Sydney, 1992. cat.no. 13