ELLIOTT ERWITT: DOUBLE PLATINUM

23 APRIL - 27 MAY 2015

Beetles and Huxley are delighted to present Elliott Erwitt: Double Platinum, an exhibition of work by the celebrated photographer, timed to coincide with his receipt of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award by the World Photography Organisation, as well as the reopening of the newly expanded Beetles and Huxley gallery space on Swallow Street, W1.

Indulging the photographer's notorious partiality for a pun, the exhibition's title refers to its dual purpose. It will be a doubled up exhibition of two rarely seen aspects of Erwitt's work: his platinum prints and his photographs of Marilyn Monroe.

Platinum

The exhibition will be the first opportunity to view large-format platinum prints of Erwitt's most celebrated photographs in the UK. Featuring some of the most well known photographs of the twentieth century, the platinum prints are stunning feats of innovation in printing technology that showcase a rich, subtle tonal range. The platinum collection includes examples of Erwitt's famous humour, visual puns often underwriting street scenes and portraits. Examples of the more photojournalistic side of Erwitt's work can be seen in one of his earliest photographs, showing the segregation of White' and Coloured' drinking fountains in North Carolina whilst a shot of fellow photographer, Robert Frank, dancing with his wife shows a charming, intimate moment.

Marilyn

Capturing the Hollywood star at work on film sets and at rest in her home, Erwitt photographed Marilyn Monroe through the 1950s and 60s. His photographs of Marilyn, taken at the height of the phenomenon surrounding her fame, immortalise the charisma and energy with which she mesmerised her colleagues, lovers, friends and fans. The exhibition will include Erwitt's photographs of Monroe relaxing in her New York apartment, the iconic white dress on the subway grate' moment during the filming of The Seven Year Itch and those taken on the set of her last completed film, The Misfits, made poignant by her imminent death. Previously unseen colour photographs from the shoots will be on display as well as the original contact sheets.

NEW YORK CITY, USA, 1999 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NEW YORK CITY, USA, 1999 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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PROVENCE, FRANCE, 1955 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PROVENCE, FRANCE, 1955 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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VALENCIA, SPAIN, 1952 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

VALENCIA, SPAIN, 1952 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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PARIS, FRANCE, 1952 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PARIS, FRANCE, 1952 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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NEW YORK CITY, 1977 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NEW YORK CITY, 1977 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1975 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1975 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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CONTACT SHEET NUMBER 573, 1956 by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CONTACT SHEET NUMBER 573, 1956

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NEW YORK CITY, 1988 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NEW YORK CITY, 1988 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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NEW YORK CITY, 1974 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NEW YORK CITY, 1974 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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NEW YORK CITY, 1946 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NEW YORK CITY, 1946 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK, 1998 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK, 1998 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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PARIS, FRANCE, 1989 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PARIS, FRANCE, 1989 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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STEAM TRAIN PRESS, WYOMING, 1954 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

STEAM TRAIN PRESS, WYOMING, 1954 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, 1955 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, 1955 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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NORTH CAROLINA, 1950 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NORTH CAROLINA, 1950 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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NEW YORK CITY, 1955 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NEW YORK CITY, 1955 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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NEW YORK CITY, 1953 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NEW YORK CITY, 1953 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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ORLEANS, FRANCE, 1952 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ORLEANS, FRANCE, 1952 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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MARILYN MONROE, NEW YORK, 1956 (PLATINUM EDITION) by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MARILYN MONROE, NEW YORK, 1956 (PLATINUM EDITION)

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MARILYN MONROE, RENO, NEVADA, 1960 by ELLIOTT ERWITT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MARILYN MONROE, RENO, NEVADA, 1960

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