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#FineArtFriday – Young Velvets, by Norman Parkinson

This shot, taken from the roof of the Condé Nast building on Lexington Avenue, was for a ‘Hat Fashions’ story that ran in the October 1949 issue of American Vogue. With a view of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, the models are captured mid-gossip, their pose perhaps suggestive of a quick catch-up taking place during a busy lunch break.

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Iconic Spotlight : Harry Carney, by Ted Williams

"Harry Carney's baritone saxophone was the anchor in Duke Ellington's band from the age of sixteen until his death forty-eight years later. I had been doing a series of photo sessions in a studio near the Blue Note and I invited Harry to come in sometime so we could experiment visually with him and his horn."

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Iconic Spotlight : Always, starring Audrey Hepburn, by Eva Sereny

"I’ve been working with Frank Marshall for some time he is one of Spielberg’s top producers. He called me one day while I was in the States and asked if I would like to come to Montana to work a few weeks on Steven’s new film, a romantic comedy called Always that he was directing, and that Audrey Hepburn was in the cast playing the part of God. That was indeed an unexpected plus."

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#FineArtFriday – Nick Cave, by Christie Goodwin

This portrait of Nick Cave was taken at his home in Brighton in May 2017. This is a complete picture of Nick because one part of the portrait shows you the kind, funny and playful man who doesn’t want to be the centre of attention and who happily shares the focus with a flower and a hand.

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About Iconic Images

Iconic Images represents many of the world’s most renowned photographers, creating international touring exhibitions, consigning fine art prints and books to more than 30 galleries worldwide, and resourcing luxury fashion brand collaborations and editorial image licensing to the world’s leading newspapers and magazines.

Our archives contain historic and iconic images from the frontline of fashion, rock, film, politics and royalty by photographers who were pioneers in their field. The archive includes the world’s largest collections of David Bowie and Elton John, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. It covers the universe of Vogue fashion photography from the late 1930s to modern day swell as the world of politics from Winston Churchill and Robert Kennedy to Nelson Mandela.

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