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Alfred Wertheimer (American, b.1929)
LOT ID: 66806
The Kiss, 1956

Silver Print, gelatin silver print
16 х 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm.)
Signed, in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist stamp on verso.
Print/Casting Year 2010
Lot description
Alfred Wertheimer, The Kiss, Elvis Presley and his date for the day, Barbara Gray, backstage at the Mosque Theatre, Richmond, VA, June 30, 1956. Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Signed, stamped, titled and dated.

Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs of Elvis Presley are unique visual recorsd of the most exciting and influential performer of our time. Taken 50 years ago, Wertheimer’s photographs document a 21 year-old Elvis at the pivotal moment of his explosive entrance into the cultural landscape. Wertheimer had close access to Elvis throughout the recording and performing process, and was able to capture important public and private moments. Wertheimer has since contributed to the book “Elvis at 21,” had a one-person exhibition in 1997 at Govinda Gallery, and participated in the exhibition “Artist to Icon: Early Photographs of Elvis, Dylan, and the Beatles,” in 2001.
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