Audrey Hepburn with Hat

1965, printed 2020
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
48
x
48
in

Signed, titled, dated and numbered from edition of 20 on verso. Includes certificate of authenticity.


In Audrey Hepburn with Hat, Douglas Kirkland’s mastery of photography captures a portrait of the icon, exemplifying the natural, arresting beauty she exuded.

Firstly, Kirkland photographed Hepburn for the promotion of the film “How to Steal a Million,” directed by William Wyler. The photograph captures the unique qualities of Audrey Hepburn. Her playful and flirtatious glee, the effortless grace and glamour (muse for fashion designer, Givenchy), which mesmerized the viewer. Such was the ravishing beauty Hepburn possessed that French theorist Roland Barthes wrote: “the face of (Greta) Garbo is an idea, that of Hepburn an Event.” Consequently, Hepburn’s face became synonymous with style, and her presence in Hollywood films created a new standard of natural beauty that continues to influence the world today.


 

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