Jackie Kennedy, London

1962, Printed 2019
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum

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

“In 1962 Mrs. Kennedy returned to London for a visit with her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, who lived there. I read the daily press bulletin from Buckingham Palace and saw they were expected for lunch with the Queen. I ran from outside Princess Radziwill’s home to Buckingham Palace and took this photograph as their limousine was about to turn into the gate.

Many years later, when I showed the photograph to a close friend of Mrs. Kennedy’s, he immediately said, “That was taken before 1963.” And when I asked how he knew, he replied simply, “Because Jackie never smiled that way again after 1963.” – Harry Benson