Elliott Erwitt
Personal Best (with original ephemera)


Elliott Erwitt personally selected this stunning collection of work, two thirds of which have never been published before. This retrospective volume is the most complete collection of Erwitt's published to date. The generous format of the book and large number of double-page spreads allow you to admire the master's technique and the artistry up close. Every image is photography at its most ebullient and life-enhancing and each reflects the scope of Erwitt's perceptive and eclectic eye. Here is a fitting tribute to this Magnum photographer who has shot such Hollywood legends as Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, yet whose delight in everyday irony has captured many witty moments, including his famous portraits of people and their dogs. The full range of Erwitt's genius on display in this magnificent volume including photographs of Kruschev and Nixon in Moscow in 1959, Tehran in 1967 and a tender moment at a wedding in Israel in 1962. Included with this rare title is a very humorous, original printed Christmas card from Elliott Erwitt and his wife Pia (measures 6 3/4 x 4 1/2").

2006, First Edition, teNeues Publishing, hardcover, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 (by nearly 3 inches thick!), 448 pages, 350 tritone plates. Boldly signed by the Artist. Condition: Book is excellent, as new. Original, illustrated shipping box shows minor wear.

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