THE ART OF THE HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOT
Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce a major exhibition of photographs by Sid Avery, concurrent with the publication of the new book of the same title. Sid Avery: The Art of the Hollywood Snapshot opens with a public reception on Friday, February 1, from 5 - 7 PM. The exhibition will continue through March 24.
James Dean on the set of Rebel Without a Cause; Audrey Hepburn on her bike with her pet dog in tow; Marlon Brando taking out the garbage; Rock Hudson emerging from the shower; Elizabeth Taylor soaking up the sun. These are just a few of the myriad of iconic images for which Sid Avery is responsible.
The renowned photographer was one of the greatest names working in Hollywood from the 1940s to 1960s and became known for his candid portraits of the stars. He made history as the only photographer to shoot both the original 1960 cast of Ocean's Eleven and the 2001 remake, recreating his iconic group shot around the pool table. Avery was also responsible for establishing the Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive. This exhibition been produced in association with the photographer's son, Ron, with full access granted to the depths of the archive and includes many rare prints signed by Sid Avery. This complete anthology of Avery's work includes outtakes and contact sheets, with over half of the material never-before-seen, and is presented concurrent with the publication of a sumptuous new book that is a long overdue tribute to his prolific talent. The book is available from the gallery.