Harry Benson - Beatles Pillow Fight, Paris
Harry Benson
Beatles Pillow Fight, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, printed later
30 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 11/35 on recto.

Harry Benson - John & Paul, Paris
Harry Benson
John & Paul, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2011
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Paul Hits John (pillow fight)
Harry Benson
Paul Hits John (pillow fight)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed Later
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto.

Harry Benson - Beatles Composing, Paris
Harry Benson
Beatles Composing, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2007
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Beatles Composing 3
Harry Benson
Beatles Composing 3 (close up)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2012
40 x 40 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Beatles Composing, Paris (Times Three)
Harry Benson
Beatles Composing, Paris (Times Three)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed Later
60 x 26 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto.

Harry Benson - Pillow Fight x 9 - Beatles 40th Anniversary Photograph
Harry Benson
Pillow Fight x 9 - Beatles 40th Anniversary Photograph
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed Later
40 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 40) in ink on recto.

Harry Benson - Beatles on Ed Sullivan (No Cameras Showing) NYC
Harry Benson
Beatles on Ed Sullivan, (No Cameras Showing) NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2007
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Beatles on Ed Sullivan (Cameras Showing) NYC
Harry Benson
Beatles on Ed Sullivan, (Cameras Showing) NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964
Harry Benson
Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2011
24 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Ali Hits George, Miami
Harry Benson
Ali Hits George, Miami
Archival Digital Photograph
1964, Printed 2007
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - The Beatles - Miami
Harry Benson
The Beatles - Miami
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, printed later
24 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - John (Blur)
Harry Benson
John (Blur)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, printed later
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and edition # 10/35 on print recto.

Harry Benson - Ali wins in Miami (Ali on The Ropes)
Harry Benson
Cassius Clay (Ali) wins in Miami (Ali on The Ropes)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1964, Printed 2011
30 x 40 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Clay - Liston weigh in, Miami
Harry Benson
Clay - Liston weigh in, Miami
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto.

Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson
Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger at The Factory
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1977, Printed 2015
36 x 78 inches

Signed, dated and editioned # 4/12 in ink on recto.

Harry Benson - Ali Float Like a Butterfly, Miami
Harry Benson
Ali Float Like a Butterfly, Miami
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2010
24 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Andy Warhol with Camera at The Factory
Harry Benson
Andy Warhol with Camera at The Factory, NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, Printed 2009
17 x 22 inches

Titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Friends, The Factory, NYC
Harry Benson
Andy Warhol and Friends, The Factory, NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, Printed 2007
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and # 15/35 on recto.

Harry Benson - Frank & Mia, Capote Ball
Harry Benson
Frank & Mia, Capote Ball
Archival Pigment Photograph
1966, Printed 2008
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Francis Bacon, Diptych
Harry Benson
Francis Bacon, Diptych
Archival Pigment Photograph
1975, Printed 2010
24 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Alfred Hitchcock Portrait, LA
Harry Benson
Alfred Hitchcock Portrait, LA
Archival Pigment Photograph
1969, Printed 2007
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Judy Garland, Copenhagen
Harry Benson
Judy Garland, Copenhagen
Archival Pigment Photograph
1965, Printed 2007
30 x 24 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Godfather Brando, NYC
Harry Benson
Godfather Brando, NYC
Archival Digital Photograph
1971, Printed 2010
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Godfather Pacino, NYC
Harry Benson
Godfather Pacino, NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1971, Printed 2010
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - James Brown, Atlanta
Harry Benson
James Brown, Atlanta
Archival Pigment Photograph
1979, Printed later
Image: 15 1/8 x 20 1/2 inches, Paper: 17 x 22 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Tina and Janis
Harry Benson
Tina and Janis
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1968
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Dolly Parton, Nashville
Harry Benson
Dolly Parton, Nashville
Archival Pigment Photograph
1976, Printed 2007
30 x 24 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Mick Jagger
Harry Benson
Mick Jagger
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1968
24 x 20 inches

Titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - The Who
Harry Benson
The Who
Archival Pigment Photograph
1980, Printed 2010
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Singer Ray Charles with Granddaughters
Harry Benson
Singer Ray Charles with Granddaughters in his Home Studio, LA
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990
7 x 7 inches

Signed, titled, dated and Time Inc. picture collection stamp on verso

Harry Benson - Francis Bacon, Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Harry Benson
Francis Bacon, Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1975, Printed 2009
22 x 17 inches

Titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait, Canton Mississippi
Harry Benson
Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait, Canton Mississippi
Archival Pigment Photograph
1966, Printed 2007
17 x 22 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - King Family (Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Harry Benson
King Family (Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1968, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Jacqueline Kennedy, London
Harry Benson
Jacqueline Kennedy, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, Printed 2010
30 x 24 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - John & Paul, Paris - TB
Harry Benson - Paul Hits John (pillow fight) - TB
Harry Benson - Beatles Composing, Paris - TB
Harry Benson - Beatles Composing, Paris (Times Three) - TB
Harry Benson - Pillow Fight x 9 - Beatles 40th Anniversary Photograph - TB
Harry Benson - Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964
Harry Benson - Ali Hits George, Miami - TB
Harry Benson - Ali wins in Miami (Ali on The Ropes) - TB
Harry Benson - Clay - Liston weigh in, Miami - TB
Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson - Andy Warhol with Camera at The Factory - TB
Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Friends, The Factory, NYC - TB
Harry Benson - Frank & Mia, Capote Ball - TB
Harry Benson - Francis Bacon, Diptych - TB
Harry Benson - Alfred Hitchcock Portrait, LA - TB
Harry Benson - Judy Garland, Copenhagen - TB
Harry Benson - Godfather Brando, NYC - TB
Harry Benson - Godfather Pacino, NYC - TB
Harry Benson - James Brown, Atlanta - TB
Harry Benson - Tina and Janis - TB
Harry Benson - Dolly Parton, Nashville - TB
Harry Benson - Mick Jagger - TB
Harry Benson - The Who - TB
Harry Benson - Singer Ray Charles with Granddaughters - TB
Harry Benson - Francis Bacon, Metropolitan Museum, NYC - TB
Harry Benson - Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait - TB
Harry Benson - King Family (Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr.) - TB
Harry Benson - Jacqueline Kennedy, London - TB

Harry Benson’s exquisite portraits and incisive photojournalism bring the world to a standstill, breathing life into slices of history, while at the same time preserving them for the future. In order to capture these moments, Benson has spent over 60 years making sure to be in the right place at the right time. More than anything, Benson guides history with his pictures by “getting at the center of the story, not the edges.” Born in Glasgow amid the drama of WWII with bombs dropping overhead, Benson managed to escape through the lens of a camera. His curious fortune struck when he was given a particular assignment in 1964: to capture The Beatles in France and on their first journey to the United States. This experience not only made for some of the most famous Beatles photography, but also sent Benson’s life in a completely new direction. Once he came to America, he never went back.

Benson has photographed an amazing range of subjects including eleven US presidents and their families from Eisenhower to Obama. Portraits of major forces of the last half of the 20th century include Sir Winston Churchill, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, The King of Spain, Princess Diana, Princess Grace and Princess Caroline of Monaco, Prince Philip, Andy Warhol, Mohammed Ali, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Greta Garbo, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Amy Winehouse, and Brad Pitt. During the civil war in the Dominican Republic, Benson was captured by both sides in one day. He caught the horror on Ethel Kennedy’s face after her husband Senator Robert Kennedy had been shot. Benson marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during the Civil Rights movement, covered wars in the Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and the list goes on.

In 2009, Benson was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire by HRH Queen Elizabeth for his service to photography. He was twice named NPPA Magazine Photographer of the Year and was twice awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence. In 2013 Benson received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and in 2009 one from Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art followed as well as becoming an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in London. Benson's photographs are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow; and the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. His 60-year career as a photojournalist included a contract with LIFE Magazine and photographs on the covers and inside major magazines worldwide, including: Life, Time, Newsweek, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, G.Q., Esquire, W, The London Sunday Times Magazine, People, Vogue, and Architectural Digest. He has enjoyed 40 solo exhibitions and published 17 books including “The Beatles On the Road: 1964-1966” published by Taschen in 2013. Other books include: “Harry Benson: Photographs;” “New York New York;” “Harry Benson’s Glasgow;” “Harry Benson’s America;” “RFK;” and “Bobby Fischer.” Today he splits his time between New York City and Palm Beach, Florida and a feature length documentary will be released on his work in the near future.

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