Unknown Halsman reveals an overlooked, playful and bizarre side of Philippe Halsman (1906-1979), one of the most innovative photographers of the twentieth century.
Edited by his grandson Oliver Halsman Rosenberg (who has spent the past two years organizing the archive and discovering the depth of the celebrated photographer's unpublished oeuvre), most of the images in this distinctive volume, which includes private and experimental photographs, decontextualized advertisements, outtakes from famous sittings, contact sheets and family snapshots, have never been seen as a body of work in their own right.
Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, also an artist, has lent his graphic sense to this publication, creating a uniquely designed and sequenced monograph that is both colorful and spirited. Intermingled with 100 fine reproductions of Halsman's photographs are numerous quotes by the photographer as well as luminaries like Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, Martha Graham and Alfred Hitchcock.
|Editor||Oliver Halsman Rosenberg|
|Cover||Clothbound hardcover with tipped-in image
|Illustrations||with 111 tritones|
|Museum / Place||New York|