Elliott Erwitt will be part of Leica's "Visual Gallery" in Photokina. From October 12 the "Personal Best for Leica" collection will be on display at various Leica galleries parallel with his new book "Elliott Erwitt XXL Special Edition" (update: the price of the book on Amazon is now set to $1,629.15):
Here is the full press release (Google translation):
Solms (ots) - The renowned American Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt has curated for the Leica Camera AG is an exclusive collection of his most famous photographs. The 50 pictures comprehensive collection for the first time at Photokina in the photo exhibition of 18 to 23 September 2012 exhibited at the Leica Gallery in Hall 1 of the Cologne fair - and then shown around the world in all Leica Galleries.
Leica is represented this year with a unique exhibition concept at Photokina. Among the exhibits are the series "Portraits of Power" by Plato, "Arab Spring" (Magnum Photos), as well as recordings of internationally known photographers such as Araki, Rankin and Andreas Gursky.
Elliott Erwitt's "Personal Best for Leica" will be following the photokina seen in all Leica Galleries. Photos can be purchased via the Leica galleries. Leica galleries are represented in Salzburg, Tokyo, Frankfurt / Main, New York, Prague, Warsaw, Paris and Solms.
The collection will initially from 12 October 2012 show at the Leica Gallery in Frankfurt / Main - parallel to the Frankfurt Book Fair, where even in the publishing presented teNeues published book "Elliott Erwitt XXL Special Edition".
"Elliott Erwitt is considered one of the most famous photographers. His works, which are mostly in black and white and in addition to celebrities and memorable moments of contemporary history in approach, are considered modern masterpieces of photography. The subtle humor in many of his images is Elliott Erwitt's 'trademark', "says Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, owner of the Leica Gallery in Salzburg.
The Leica newly acquired collection shows some of Erwitt's most famous recordings, including photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, or the portrait of a tiny Chihuahuas in her hat and coat next to the big legs of a Great Dane and a pair of women's boots.
Images © Elliott Erwitt