Masterclass: Arnold Newman, published this week, is a tribute to the man who photographed Marilyn at her most informal, dancing at a Hollywood party in early 1962, and in conversation with poet Carl Sandburg. You can learn more about Newman here.
“A landmark publication for anyone interested in photography, and the art of portraiture in particular, this book is the first posthumous monograph of the American master, showcasing his iconic individual and group portraits as well as abstracts, landscapes and cityscapes. Arnold Newman (1918 – 2006) was one of the most productive, creative and successful portrait photographers of the twentieth century. For sixty-six years he applied himself to his art and craft and was amply rewarded by regular publication in the most influential magazines of the day, by major solo exhibitions, and by appearances in many of the worlds most prestigious photography collections. Three dynamic black-and-white plate sections, organized for maximum visual impact, feature over 160 photographs, including dozens never before seen in book form. Photographs of Newman’s famous subjects include Truman Capote, Marc Chagall, J. F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Gore Vidal, Andy Warhol, and many more. Packed with iconic images and never-before-seen gems, and complete with an illuminating preface by Todd Brandow and short biographies of Newmans sitters written by Corinne Currat, this landmark publication pays homage to a true master of modern photography.”