photographers Erwitt, Elliott (USA)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Elliott Erwitt, Bretagne, 1960
  • Elliott Erwitt, Bretagne, 1960

    Fine Art Pigment Print in the size 28 x 35 cm and 40 x 50 cm /11 x 14in and 16 x 20in), signed, please ask gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Fidel Castro, Havanna, 1964
  • Elliott Erwitt, Fidel Castro, Havanna, 1964

    Fine Art Pigment Print in the size 28 x 35 cm and 40 x 50 cm /11 x 14in and 16 x 20in), signed, please ask gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Kennedy, Washington, 1962
  • Elliott Erwitt, Kennedy, Washington, 1962

    Fine Art Pigment Print in the size 28 x 35 cm and 40 x 50 cm /11 x 14in and 16 x 20in), signed, please ask gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, East Hampton, 1987
  • Elliott Erwitt, East Hampton, 1987

    Fine Art Pigment Print in the size 28 x 35 cm and 40 x 50 cm /11 x 14in and 16 x 20in), signed, please ask gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Saint Tropez, France, 1959
  • Elliott Erwitt, Saint Tropez, France, 1959

    Fine Art Pigment Print in the size 28 x 35 cm and 40 x 50 cm /11 x 14in and 16 x 20in), signed, please ask gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1967
  • Elliott Erwitt, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1967

    Fine Art Pigment Print in the size 28 x 35 cm and 40 x 50 cm /11 x 14in and 16 x 20in), signed, please ask gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Reno, Nevada, M. Monroe at the set of Misfits, 1960
  • Elliott Erwitt, Reno, Nevada, M. Monroe at the set of Misfits, 1960

    Fine Art Pigment Print in the size 28 x 35 cm and 40 x 50 cm /11 x 14in and 16 x 20in), signed, please ask gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, New York, 1989
  • Elliott Erwitt, New York, 1989

    Fine Art Pigment Print in the size 28 x 35 cm and 40 x 50 cm /11 x 14in and 16 x 20in), signed, please ask gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, New York, 1974/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, New York, 1974/later

    Elliott Erwitt, New York City, 1974 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, dated and titled on verso, 16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, France, Paris, 1989/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, France, Paris, 1989/later

    Elliott Erwitt, France, Paris , 1989 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, titled and dated on verso, 16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm) , please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, USA, New York City, 1946/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, USA, New York City, 1946/later

    Elliott Erwitt, USA, New York City, 1946 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, titled and dated on verso, 16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, France, Paris, 1989/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, France, Paris, 1989/later

    Elliott Erwitt, France, Paris, 1989 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, titled and dated on verso, 16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Provence, France, 1955/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, Provence, France, 1955/later

    Elliott Erwitt, Provence, France, 1955 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, dated and titled on verso, 11 x 14 in (28 x 35 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, USA, Santa Monica, California, 1955/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, USA, Santa Monica, California, 1955/later

    Elliott Erwitt, USA, Santa Monica, California, 1955 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, titled and dated on verso, 16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Tokyo, Japan, 1960/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, Tokyo, Japan, 1960/later

    Elliott Erwitt, Tokyo, Japan, 1960 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, titled and dated on verso, 11 x 14 in (30 x 40 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, France, St. Tropez, 1959/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, France, St. Tropez, 1959/later

    Elliott Erwitt, France, St. Tropez, 1959 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, titled and dated on verso, 16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Wyoming, USA, 1954/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, Wyoming, USA, 1954/later

    Elliott Erwitt, USA, Wyoming, 1954 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, titled and dated on verso, 16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, NYC, USA, Empire State Building, 1955/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, NYC, USA, Empire State Building, 1955/later

    Elliott Erwitt, USA, NYC, Empire State Building, 1955 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, titled and dated on verso, 16 x 20 in (40 x 50 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1956/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1956/later

    Elliott Erwitt, Marylin Monroe, New York, 1956 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, dated and titled on verso, 11 x 14 in (28 x 35 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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  • Elliott Erwitt, Marilyn Monroe, USA, 1956/later
  • Elliott Erwitt, Marilyn Monroe, USA, 1956/later

    Elliott Erwitt, USA, Marilyn Monroe, 7 year itch, 1956 / later, silvergelatine print, signed in front and signed, titled and dated on verso, 11 x 14 in (30 x 40 cm), please contact gallery for price.

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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Elliott Erwitt is one of the most respected photographers of a generation featuring names like Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Willy Ronis and Lee Freelander.

Elliot Erwitt was born in France to Russian parents, but lived his first 10 years in Italy, before his family fled from Mussolini's regime to the USA. While Erwitt completed High School, he worked at a commercial photo lab where he copied signed pictures of celebrities. On his travels he met Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker, key figures of a photographic generation prior to Erwitt's. In their own ways, all three became fascinated by Erwitt's mode of expression and became his photographic mentors and advisors. In 1953 he was invited by Robert Capa to become a member of Magum Photos, the most important and reputed photo agency of the age. Today he is still an active and influential member and contributes to strengthening the agency's portfolio.

Despite his age, Erwitt continues to produce pictures and is currently working on several book projects. And although he is often described as a street photographer, Erwitt does not like to define himself. "I wouldn't call myself anything. I don't wake up in the morning and think I'm going to be funny or anything like that."
The nearest he comes is the definition of craftsman, someone who works in the "traditional" manner: a Leica, a film and an aspiration to take good pictures that entertain and surprise people. You could say that his pictures show a somewhat rosier version of reality than many of his Magnum colleagues, but his pictures often have an underlying message. He wants to show us a "just-around-the-corner" slice of reality in the form of snapshots. Despite in several interviews having expressed a resistance to pushing a political agenda, Erwitt has taken a number of pictures that have subsequently come to symbolise important political issues or moments. For example his iconic picture of a dark-skinned man drinking from a shabby drinking fountain for ‘colored people', or the picture of a smoking Kennedy full of hope for the future - and three years later a devastated Jacqueline Kennedy beside her late husband's stars-andstripes-covered coffin.
Erwitt makes very little of the fact that he has photographed some of the main public figures of our times, or one of its sex symbols, Marilyn Monroe. He treats a cleaner and a celebrity in much the same way, rather focusing on getting a picture. "It is all there"

Dogs are one of his favourite subjects and he has featured them in a series of pictorial books. "Why not? Dogs are expressive; they are everywhere; they are sympathetic. And they don't ask for prints."

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

2019
Camera Work CWC Gallery, Berlin
2018/2019
Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso
2018
The Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol
CAMERA WORK, Berlin
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo
in focus Galerie, Köln
2017
Leica Galerie Frankfurt, Frankfurt (Main)
in focus Galerie, Köln
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Magnum Photos, Paris
Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest
2016
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow
2015

two friends - two Magnum photographers - Elliot Erwitt & Thomas Hoepker, kuratiert von in focus Galerie, Kolvenburg, Billerbeck, Deutschland
Kolor, in focus Galerie, Köln
Elliot Erwitt - Kolor - his colored phtographs, kuratierte von in focus Galerie, Deutsches Museum für Fotografie, Markkleeberg, Leipzig, Deutschland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
New South Wales Museum of Art, Australia
The Barbican, London, UK
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Fotofestival Nordic Light Event, Kristiansund, Norway, curated by in focus gallery, Cologne
2010
Retrospective in b & w, in focus gallery, Cologne, Germany

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

(Bücher / Auswahl)

Erwitt, 2014 "Regarding Women", teNeues Verlag, Kempen
          2013 "KOLOR", teNeues Velag Kempen
          2010 ''Paris'', teNeues Verlag, Kempen
          2009 ''Personal Best'', teNeues Verlag, Kempen
          2007 "Unseen", teNeues Verlag, Kempen
          2005, Stern Spezial Fotografie Portfolio No. 39
          2005 Woof, Chronicle Books LLC, USA
          2003 Elliott Erwitt's Handbook, The Quantuck Lane Press/W.W. Norton & Company, USA
          2002 Snaps, Phaidon Press Ltd., USA
          1999 DogsDogs, Phaidon Press Ltd., USA
          1999 Museum Watching, Phaidon Press Ltd., USA
          1994 Between the Sexes, W.W. Norton & Company, USA
          1991 On the Beach, W.W. Norton & Company, USA
          1992 To the Dogs, DAP/Scalo, Zurich
          1988 Personal Exposures, W.W. Norton & Company, USA
          1988 ''Hundstage''. Ellert und Richter, Hamburg
          1974 Son of Bitch, Viking, USA
          1972 Photographs and Anti-Photographs, New York Graphic Society, USA
           ''Hunde''. Knesebeck,
           ''Freunde''. Knesebeck,
           "Verliebte''. Knesebeck,