Harry Benson - President John F. Kennedy Portrait, Paris
Harry Benson
President John F. Kennedy Portrait, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1961, Printed 2010
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - J. F. K. and President Charles de Gaulle, Paris
Harry Benson
President John F. Kennedy and President Charles de Gaulle, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1961, Printed 2007
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Robert F. Kennedy, St. Patrick
Harry Benson
Robert F. Kennedy, St. Patrick
Archival Pigment Photograph
1968, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Sir Winston Churchill at Harrow School
Harry Benson
Sir Winston Churchill at Harrow School
Archival Pigment Photograph
1961, printed 2016
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 19/35 on recto.

Harry Benson - Nixon at the Knesset, Israel
Harry Benson
Nixon at the Knesset, Israel
Archival Pigment Photograph
1974, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Veruschka and Giorgio di SantAngelo, New York
Harry Benson
Veruschka and Giorgio di SantAngelo, New York
Archival Pigment Photograph
1972, Printed Later
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/35 on recto

Harry Benson - Jack Nicholson Contact Sheet
Harry Benson
Jack Nicholson Contact Sheet
Archival Pigment Photograph
1976, Printed 2012
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Berlin Kiss
Harry Benson
Berlin Kiss
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1996, Printed 2017
40 x 50 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/12 in ink on recto.

Harry Benson - Glasgow Boys in Fountain
Harry Benson
Glasgow Boys in Fountain
Archival Pigment Photograph
1956, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Dior #1
Harry Benson
Dior #1
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1997, Printed Later
19 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches

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

Harry Benson - Dior Comes to Glasgow
Harry Benson
Dior Comes to Glasgow
Archival Pigment Photograph
1957, Printed 2008
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Truman Capote on the Beach
Harry Benson
Truman Capote on the Beach
Archival Pigment Photograph
1984, printed later
16 x 20 inches

Signed, dated and editioned out of 35 on recto.

Harry Benson - Greta Garbo in Robe
Harry Benson
Greta Garbo in Robe
Archival Pigment Photograph
1976, printed later
20 x 16 inches

Titled, dated, edition #8/35 lower left, signed lower right on recto

Harry Benson - James Brown, Augusta, GA
Harry Benson
James Brown, Augusta, GA
Archival Pigment Photograph
1991, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/35 on recto.

French Chateau - Paris (models feeding chickens)
Harry Benson
French Chateau - Paris (models feeding chickens)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, Printed 2014
40 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Amy Winehouse on the Bed, London
Harry Benson
Amy Winehouse on the Bed, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
2007, Printed 2013
30 x 24 inches

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

Harry Benson - Amy Winehouse Standing, London
Harry Benson
Amy Winehouse Standing, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
2007, Printed 2013
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Michael Jackson on Throne
Harry Benson
Michael Jackson on Throne
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997, Printed 2010
24 x 20 inches

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

Harry Benson - Kate Moss (standing alone backstage)
Harry Benson
Kate Moss (standing alone backstage), Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1993, Printed 2015
44 x 30 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/12 in ink on recto.

Harry Benson - Christy Turlington in Vivienne Westwood Ball Gown
Harry Benson
Christy Turlington in Vivienne Westwood Ball Gown, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, Printed 2008
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Halston & Liza Minnelli, Olympic Tower
Harry Benson
Halston & Liza Minnelli, Olympic Tower
Archival Pigment Photograph
Executed in 1978, Printed Later
40 x 47 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 8/35 on recto.

Harry Benson - Polanski in Sand, Seychelles
Harry Benson
Polanski in Sand, Seychelles
Archival Pigment Photograph
1976, printed later
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/35 on recto

Harry Benson - Jackie Kennedy with Ski Mask, Laurentian Mts., Canada
Harry Benson
Jackie Kennedy with Ski Mask, Laurentian Mts., Canada
Archival Pigment Photograph
1968, Printed Later
30 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 14/35 on recto.

Harry Benson - Galliano, Paris
Harry Benson
Galliano, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, Printed Later
13 x 19 inches

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

Harry Benson - Tivoli Marching Band, Copenhagen
Harry Benson
Tivoli Marching Band, Copenhagen
Archival Digital Photograph
2006, Printed 2009
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Hans Christian Andersen, Tivoli, Copenhagen
Harry Benson
Hans Christian Andersen, Tivoli, Copenhagen
Archival Pigment Photograph
2006, Printed 2007
30 x 44 inches

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

Harry Benson - Galliano, Paris #2
Harry Benson
Galliano, Paris #2
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, Printed Later
13 x 19 inches

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

Harry Benson - Iman's Hands
Harry Benson
Iman's Hands
Archival Pigment Photograph
1982, Printed Later
18 x 24 1/4 inches

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

Harry Benson - Tivoli Sky Ride, Copenhagen
Harry Benson
Tivoli Sky Ride, Copenhagen
Archival Pigment Photograph
2006, Printed 2007
30 x 44 inches

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

Harry Benson - Halston Four Models
Harry Benson
Halston Four Models
Archival Pigment Photograph
1978, Printed 2008
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Andy Warhol (Times Six), New York
Harry Benson
Andy Warhol (Times Six), New York
Archival Pigment Photograph
1966, Printed 2011
50 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Reagans’ Dance, The White House
Harry Benson
Reagans’ Dance, The White House
Archival Pigment Photograph
1985, Printed 2007
22 x 17 inches

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

Harry Benson - Beatles 40th Anniversary Portfolio
Harry Benson
Beatles 40th Anniversary Portfolio
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1964, printed later
16 x 20 inches

A portfolio consisting of twelve photographs in an archival box; each print is signed and numbered out of 50 on verso.

Harry Benson - President John F. Kennedy Portrait, Paris - TB
Harry Benson - J. F. K. and President Charles de Gaulle, Paris - TB
Harry Benson - Robert F. Kennedy, St. Patrick - TB
Harry Benson - Sir Winston Churchill at Harrow School
Harry Benson - Nixon at the Knesset, Israel - TB
Harry Benson - Veruschka and Giorgio di SantAngelo, New York - TB
Harry Benson - Jack Nicholson Contact Sheet - TB
Harry Benson - Berlin Kiss
Harry Benson - Glasgow Boys in Fountain - TB
Harry Benson - Dior #1 - TB
Harry Benson - Dior Comes to Glasgow - TB
Harry Benson - Michael Jackson on Throne - TB
Harry Benson - Christy Turlington in Vivienne Westwood Ball Gown - TB
Harry Benson - Galliano, Paris - TB
Harry Benson - Tivoli Marching Band, Copenhagen - TB
Harry Benson - Hans Christian Andersen, Tivoli, Copenhagen - TB
Harry Benson - Galliano, Paris #2 - TB
Harry Benson - Iman's Hands - TB
Harry Benson - Tivoli Sky Ride, Copenhagen - TB
Harry Benson - Halston Four Models - TB
Harry Benson - Andy Warhol (Times Six), New York - TB
Harry Benson - Reagans’ Dance, The White House - 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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