Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

1952

Philippe Halsman

(American, 1906-1979)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 33 x 25.6 cm (13 x 10 1/16 in.); Paper: 35.4 x 27.8 cm (13 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

Gift from the Collection of Mark Schwartz + Bettina Katz 2020.7

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The contact sheet is a twentieth-century phenomenon

Description

The contact sheet-- a piece of photographic paper which contains positive prints of some or all of the negatives on a roll of film—was necessitated by the advent of roll film, which produced small negatives, and rendered obsolete with the advent of digital photography. Having access to a photographer’s contact reveals the artists’ thoughts and working processes.

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