WEEGEE (ARTHUR FELLIG) VINTAGE DISTORTION PHOTOGRAPH OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR WITH OSCAR, SILVER GELATIN, C. 1960'S, 7.25 X 8.5, with stamp, "WEEGEE 451 WEST 47TH STREET NEW YORK CITY U.S.A. TEL" AND SEVERAL OTHER NOTATIONS IN UNKNOWN HAND ON THE REVERSE. Some staining at the bottom that could be matted out, mounting stains on the reverse, otherwise photo in fine condition. Priced accordingly.
Weegee (Arthur Fellig, 1899-1968) was a famous New York City photojournalist in the 1940's thru 1960's known for his images of murder, mayhem and other dramatic events. His career spanned four decades on both coasts as well as Europe. His images of dead gangsters, Harlem blacks, famous personalities, and his own flamboyant personality established his reputation as New York's "crime photographer," a reputation and persona he nurtured. The New York Museum of Modern Art acquired some his photographs and many of his images have appeared in multiple books. In the 1950's and 1960's he experimented with photo distortions and photography through prisms that created caricatured images.