The ArtCat calendar is closed as of December 31, 2012. Please visit Filterizer for art recommendations.



Bert Stern: Jewels

560 Broadway, Suite 305
February 11 - March 12, 2011
Reception: Thursday, February 10, 6 - 8 PM
Web Site

Bert Stern has enhanced the glamour of his images with the use of crystals, overlaid on the surface of his photographs. Audrey Hepburn , Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and Elizabeth Taylor are some of the subjects in this new technique. These unique prints are playful and inventive and enrich the iconic images with a new dimension.

He started in the art department of LOOK Magazine and after serving in the army as a motion picture cameraman he began working as a commercial photographer. His breakthrough work for Smirnoff Vodka, and his contract with Vogue Magazine in 1960 brought him to the top of his field. In the 1960’s, his studio was a center of excitement in New York. He was among the first to experiment with many unconventional techniques including videotape, screen-printing, photo-offset combinations and computerized printouts. Bert Stern is known as “the man who gives ideas an image.” This is evident in this exhibition.
Have photos of this show? Tag them with artcat12827 to see them here.