Author: Edward Quinn
Brand: Te Neues Publishing Company
Edition: Small Format ed.
Number Of Pages: 216
Release Date: 28-02-2017
Details: Product Description
The French Riviera of the Fifties was an exciting place with much change in the air. Rock and roll and the bikini, existentialism and the atom bomb. Edward Quinn chronicled a playground that was influenced by international trends, but very much its own universe. On the Riviera every night was a party. Born in Dublin in 1920, Edward Quinn played Hawaiian guitar in Belfast, then went into the Royal Air Force. He eventually made his way to the Côte d Azur, where he photographed world leaders, glamour girls and playboys, as well as figures from the worlds of art, music and literature. His most memorable work included images of an unknown Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly s first meeting with Prince Rainier, and a precocious Brigitte Bardot. His exacting eye showcased Picasso, T.S. Eliot, and Gary Cooper. With a polished technique and great patience and charm, Quinn caught some of the post-war Riviera s most memorable moments.
A collection of Quinn's finest images from this time --Msn UK, 17/02/2017
About the Author
The Irish-born Edward Quinn (1920 1997) lived and worked on the Côte d Azur since the fifties, where in those days stars, managers, artists and the nobility gathered. Quinn s delicately sensitive photos, shot in Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo, of celebrities such as Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Somerset Maugham, Aristotle Onassis and many others, originate from this period. His friendship with Picasso began in 1951 and lasted until the artist s death in 1973. During those twenty years an extensive photographic opus evolved around Picasso and included his own contribution which found its expression in numerous exhibitions, books and films. Motivated by his association with Picasso, Quinn concentrated more and more since the sixties on collaborations with a number of artists to which, amongst others, Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dalí and David Hockney belonged. A similar intensive association as the one with Picasso bound him since the late eighties to Georg Baselitz. At the beginning of the nineties, Quinn moved to Lake Zurich and lived there, until his death in 1997, with his Swiss wife Gret who continued to supervise the comprehensive Edward Quinn Archive.
Package Dimensions: 12.4 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches
Languages: english, german, french, italian, spanish