Photography

Newman, Arnold (1918 - 2006)

Arnold Newman began producing Cubist-like cutout collages and photographic portraits in 1941. With what were called environment portraits, the American photographer captured his subjects in their natural surroundings, thus creating metaphors of the lives of his sitters. Collaborating mostly with artists, he enjoyed juxtaposing them with their artworks or the objects that defined their activity such as Igor Stravinsky and his graphic monumental piano, creating an almost abstract composition resembling a musical note, Hans Arp’s face confounding itself with one of his curvaceous sculptures, Jackson Pollock and dozens of dripping paint tins or Edward Hopper and his wife in a landscape clearly evocative of his silent, moody paintings. Arnold Newman who also enjoyed depicting American presidents, generally refused to capture actors and music stars, what he called the ‘famous for being famous’: ‘I hate the whole idea of celebrity.’ He made an exception for Marilyn Monroe surely because with her, he observed more than mere stardom. With the actress’s portraits, he illustrated a heartbreaking melancholy, a tearful fragility.
 

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Arnold Newman, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, An American Place, NYC, 1944
Arnold Newman, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, An American Place, NYC, 1944
Arnold Newman, Franz Kline, 1960
Arnold Newman, Franz Kline, 1960
Arnold Newman, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1968
Arnold Newman, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1968
Arnold Newman, Marylin Monroe and Carl Sandburg, Beverly Hills, 1962
Arnold Newman, Marylin Monroe and Carl Sandburg, Beverly Hills, 1962
Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, 1954
Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, 1954
Arnold Newman,  Igor Stravinsky, New York City, 1946
Arnold Newman, Igor Stravinsky, New York City, 1946
Arnold Newman, Robert Doisneau, 1981
Arnold Newman, Robert Doisneau, 1981
Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol, 1973
Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol, 1973
Arnold Newman, Piet Mondrian, New York, 1942
Arnold Newman, Piet Mondrian, New York, 1942
Arnold Newman, Jean Dubuffet, Vence, 1956
Arnold Newman, Jean Dubuffet, Vence, 1956
Arnold Newman, Ayn Rand, New York city, 1964
Arnold Newman, Ayn Rand, New York city, 1964
Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol, 1973
Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol, 1973
Arnold Newman, Attorney Thurgood Marshall in Harlem, 1960
Arnold Newman, Attorney Thurgood Marshall in Harlem, 1960
Arnold Newman, Alexander Calder, Woodbury CT, 1957
Arnold Newman, Alexander Calder, Woodbury CT, 1957
Arnold Newman, Martha Graham, 1961
Arnold Newman, Martha Graham, 1961
Arnold Newman, Diana Vreeland, 1974
Arnold Newman, Diana Vreeland, 1974
Arnold Newman, Edward Hopper, 1941
Arnold Newman, Edward Hopper, 1941
Arnold Newman, Ansel Adams, 1975
Arnold Newman, Ansel Adams, 1975
Arnold Newman, Cecil Beaton, 1976
Arnold Newman, Cecil Beaton, 1976
Arnold Newman,  Pablo Picasso, 1954
Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, 1954
Arnold Newman, Bill Brandt, 1978
Arnold Newman, Bill Brandt, 1978
Arnold Newman, George Harrison, 1978
Arnold Newman, George Harrison, 1978
Arnold Newman, David Hoockney, 1978
Arnold Newman, David Hoockney, 1978
Arnold Newman, Henry Moore, 1978
Arnold Newman, Henry Moore, 1978
Arnold Newman, Bill Brandt, London, 1972
Arnold Newman, Bill Brandt, London, 1972
Arnold Newman, Alfred Krupp, Essen Germany, 1963
Arnold Newman, Alfred Krupp, Essen Germany, 1963
Arnold Newman, Andre Kertesz, New York, 1980
Arnold Newman, Andre Kertesz, New York, 1980
Arnold Newman, Arthur Miller, New York NY, 1947
Arnold Newman, Arthur Miller, New York NY, 1947
Arnold Newman, Ayn Rand, New York NY, 1964
Arnold Newman, Ayn Rand, New York NY, 1964
Arnold Newman, Brassai, New York NY, 1976
Arnold Newman, Brassai, New York NY, 1976
Arnold Newman, Claes Oldenburg, New York NY, 1967
Arnold Newman, Claes Oldenburg, New York NY, 1967
Arnold Newman, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1954
Arnold Newman, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1954
Arnold Newman, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, New York City, 1941
Arnold Newman, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, New York City, 1941
Arnold Newman, Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin East, Wisconsin, 1947
Arnold Newman, Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin East, Wisconsin, 1947
Arnold Newman, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, 1953
Arnold Newman, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, 1953
Arnold Newman, Piet Mondrian, New York NY, 1942
Arnold Newman, Piet Mondrian, New York NY, 1942
Arnold Newman, Ayn Rand, New York city, 1964
Arnold Newman, Ayn Rand, New York city, 1964
Arnold Newman, Violin Patterns, 1941
Arnold Newman, Violin Patterns, 1941
Arnold Newman, Alexander Calder, sculptor, New York, 1943
Arnold Newman, Alexander Calder, sculptor, New York, 1943
Arnold Newman, Salvador Dalí, New York, 1951
Arnold Newman, Salvador Dalí, New York, 1951
Arnold Newman, Truman Capote, New York, 1977
Arnold Newman, Truman Capote, New York, 1977
Arnold Newman, Twyla Tharp, New York, 1987
Arnold Newman, Twyla Tharp, New York, 1987
Arnold Newman, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Bonn, 1954
Arnold Newman, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Bonn, 1954
Arnold Newman, George Grosz, 1942
Arnold Newman, George Grosz, 1942
Arnold Newman, Self‐portrait, Philadelphia, 1938
Arnold Newman, Self‐portrait, Philadelphia, 1938
Arnold Newman, Larry Rivers, South Hampton, New York, 1975
Arnold Newman, Larry Rivers, South Hampton, New York, 1975
Arnold Newman, Dr. Edwin H. Land with group of Polaroid Employees, Polaroid warehouse in Needham, Mass., 1977
Arnold Newman, Dr. Edwin H. Land with group of Polaroid Employees, Polaroid warehouse in Needham, Mass., 1977
Arnold Newman, Helen Hayes, 1959
Arnold Newman, Helen Hayes, 1959
Arnold Newman, Roy Lichtenstein, South Hampton NY, 1976
Arnold Newman, Roy Lichtenstein, South Hampton NY, 1976
Arnold Newman, Woody Allen, New York NY, 1996
Arnold Newman, Woody Allen, New York NY, 1996
Arnold Newman, George Braque, 1956
Arnold Newman, George Braque, 1956
Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, 1954
Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, 1954
Arnold Newman, Francis Bacon, London, 1976
Arnold Newman, Francis Bacon, London, 1976
Arnold Newman, Marcel Duchamp, New York City, 1966
Arnold Newman, Marcel Duchamp, New York City, 1966
Arnold Newman, Giorgio De Chirico, 1957
Arnold Newman, Giorgio De Chirico, 1957
Arnold Newman, Igor Stravinsky, New York City, 1946
Arnold Newman, Igor Stravinsky, New York City, 1946
Arnold Newman, Marc Chagall, 1942
Arnold Newman, Marc Chagall, 1942
Arnold Newman, Aaron Siskin, New York NY, 1976
Arnold Newman, Aaron Siskin, New York NY, 1976
Arnold Newman, Truman Capote, New York, 1977
Arnold Newman, Truman Capote, New York, 1977
Arnold Newman, Berenice Abbott, New York NY, 1986
Arnold Newman, Berenice Abbott, New York NY, 1986
Arnold Newman, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, New York NY, 1987
Arnold Newman, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, New York NY, 1987
Arnold Newman, Adolph Gottlieb, 1953
Arnold Newman, Adolph Gottlieb, 1953
Arnold Newman, Jack Tworkov, Provincetown, 1973
Arnold Newman, Jack Tworkov, Provincetown, 1973
Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, France, 1954
Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, France, 1954
Arnold Newman, John F. Kennedy, 1953
Arnold Newman, John F. Kennedy, 1953
Arnold Newman, Roy Lichtenstein, South Hampton, NY, 1976
Arnold Newman, Roy Lichtenstein, South Hampton, NY, 1976
Arnold Newman, Gore Vidal, 1947
Arnold Newman, Gore Vidal, 1947
Arnold Newman, Man Ray, 1948
Arnold Newman, Man Ray, 1948
Arnold Newman, Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, NYC, 1944
Arnold Newman, Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, NYC, 1944
Arnold Newman, Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, NYC, 1944
Arnold Newman, Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, NYC, 1944
Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol, 1973
Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol, 1973
Arnold Newman, Al Hirschfeld, New York, NY, 1983
Arnold Newman, Al Hirschfeld, New York, NY, 1983
Arnold Newman, Eero Saarinen, 1948
Arnold Newman, Eero Saarinen, 1948
Arnold Newman, Ava Gardner, 1949
Arnold Newman, Ava Gardner, 1949
Arnold Newman, Ava Gardner, 1949
Arnold Newman, Ava Gardner, 1949
Arnold Newman, I.M. Pei, 1967
Arnold Newman, I.M. Pei, 1967
Arnold Newman, Max Ernst, New York, NY, 1942
Arnold Newman, Max Ernst, New York, NY, 1942
Arnold Newman, Piet Mondrian, New York NY, 1942
Arnold Newman, Piet Mondrian, New York NY, 1942
Arnold Newman, Georges Segal, 1964
Arnold Newman, Georges Segal, 1964
Arnold Newman, Ritratto di Barnett Newman, 1970
Arnold Newman, Ritratto di Barnett Newman, 1970
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