Artist: Frank Worth (1923-2000)
Title: James Dean Seated Behind the Fence, 1956
Edition: Open Edition
Medium: “Giclee” Fine Art Paper
Height (inches): 32
Width (inches): 28
Depth (inches): 1
This piece is framed.
Description of piece:
James Dean Behind the Fence was shot on the set of “Giant” in 1956, staring James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor, by Hollywood celebrity photographer, Frank Worth. It is part of The Frank Worth Collection of glamorous and unpublished Hollywood photographs from 1939-1964. People Magazine chronicled the collection for its cover story, “¬The Lost Photographs of Hollywood's Golden Years, the Frank Worth Collection.” Print paper size: 20"x24"
Frank Worth (1923–2000) received his first assignment from International News Service (INS) in New York City. He was assigned to photograph actors and actresses as they arrived at Grand Central Station getting off the California Express train. This was his introduction to Hollywood and left New York to pursue his fascination with the stars he met and those he befriended like James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and many more, who invited him to their homes or private parties to photograph them. To sell photos of these stars in a commercial way, he felt would betray their friendship and confidence in him, something he steadfastly refused to do. When he died, relatives discovered a collection of images that were more extraordinary than could be imagined. By just having fun with his glamorous friends, Frank Worth recorded a vivid personal and private history of Hollywood’s “Golden Age” (1940's to 1950's). The majority of Frank Worth’s work was never published for over a 25-year period. The images are considered by critics to be of unmatched quality as to the subject and the perspective captured. Christies of London classified them the finest celebrity images in 50 years. These unrivaled photographs earned Frank Worth in death the recognition he sought to avoid in life. The print comes with an authorized Certificate of Authenticity, embossed with the estates seal, with the image, size and title inscribed.
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