Oversized 1956 Vintage Anita Ekberg Photograph Rare Hand Signed Peter Basch Huge

Oversized 1956 Vintage Anita Ekberg Photograph Rare Hand Signed Peter Basch Huge

Oversized 1956 Vintage Anita Ekberg Photograph Rare Hand Signed Peter Basch Huge

Oversized 1956 Vintage Anita Ekberg Photograph Rare Hand Signed Peter Basch Huge

Oversized 1956 Vintage Anita Ekberg Photograph Rare Hand Signed Peter Basch Huge

Oversized 1956 Vintage Anita Ekberg Photograph Rare Hand Signed Peter Basch Huge

We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changed assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. All sell no reserve! Grapefruit Moon Gallery acquired an unusual and important collection of file photographs, proof sheets, negatives, and transparencies from the estate of Peter Basch, the famed and well-regarded artist whose work is familiar to collectors of erotic pin-up and Hollywood glamour photography alike. A full biography of the artist can be found below. ITEM: This is a very large, vintage and original, 1956 silver gelatin photograph of Fellini muse and film icon Anita Ekberg by famed Hollywood photographer Peter Basch. This is a stunning oversized portrait of the blonde sex bomb at home in Bel Air. Photographed for Vogue, Basch captured Ekberg’s moody allure perfectly framed behind the muntins of a window. Hand signed by Basch, this comes from his personal collection. Measures 15 3/4″ x 20″ on a glossy double weight paper stock. Photographer’s signature in bottom margin of photograph and signature and pencil notations to verso. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. No rights are included in this offering. The artist was born in Germany, the son of Austrian parents famous in the German film industry. His family moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s where worked as the assistant of Laszlo Willinger. In 1945 Basch moved to New York and built a successful career as a magazine photographer even as he kept a foot in the film industry working with directors from Elia Kazan to Jean Luc Goddard. He produced photographs of many celebrities, artists, performers, dancers, actors and glamour-girls in America and Europe. His work could be found everywhere from Life to Playboy and he was a mainstay in the figure and men’s magazines and pin up calendars of the era. He photographed many of the most prominent stars of the 50s and 60s. The photographer was innovative in the moving Hollywood portraiture from the highly formal glamour views popular in the 1930s and 1940s to a more expressive style, in which stars such as Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda, Grace Kelly, and Catherine Deneuve were photographed in a more natural and personal manner. His work has been exhibited internationally, and a series of books were published showcasing his risque, nude, erotic and figure photography. The most colorfully titled of these, and a phrase which perfectly sums up the artist’s illustrious career is Put A Girl In Your Pocket: The Artful Camera of Peter Basch. The item “Oversized 1956 Vintage Anita Ekberg Photograph Rare Hand Signed Peter Basch Huge” is in sale since Thursday, June 16, 2016. This item is in the category “Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Photographs”. The seller is “grapefruitmoongallery” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Date of Creation: 1950-Now
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Subject: Celebrities & Musicians
  • Color: Black & White
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: 15 3/4″ x 20″
  • Artist: Peter Basch

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