(Kahlo, Frida.) Sternberger, Marcel
(English) Portrait of Frida Kahlo. Sternberger, Mexico City, 1952, printed 2017
This is a splendid 16 x 20 in. print of a recently rediscovered photograph of Frida Kahlo taken in Mexico City in 1952. Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera had become intimate friends of photographer Marcel Sternberger and his wife Ilse by that time. The couple held Sternberger’s work in such high regard that Rivera said it was “the first time [I’ve] seen the real me” and above his bed in Kahlo’s lifelong house La Caza Azul hangs a portrait of Frida by Sternberger.
framed price: $1,525
WALLER, THOMAS (“FATS”)
(English) Signed photograph portrait. Fan Foto, c. 1930s
This fabulous portrait of Fats Waller is finely inscribed with lines bringing to mind the patter heard in his shows and his rollicking recordings: “To Willie Woods Here tiz!!! That’s what I’m talkin about / Keep your nose clean ‘Fats’ Waller.”
(English) The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography. Foreword by Phillip Prodger.. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2016
First edition, one of 100 copies of the Deluxe Estate Edition, signed and numbered by the author and accompanied by your choice of one of four 8 x 10 inch archival pigment photographs (Einstein, Freud, Shaw, or Kahlo).