Sunday, April 21, 2013

Signed Print of Eisenstaedt’s ‘Kiss in Times Square’ and Its Leica Camera Both Up for Auction

A signed large format print of the famous photograph Eisenstaedt’s ‘Kiss in Times Square’, and the Leica IIIa rangefinder he used to take it on August 14, 1945, will both go on sale at the WestLicht Photographica Auction. The print will go up for auction on May 24th, and the camera following one day later.

(Courtesy of WestLicht Photographica Camera Auction)

Eisenstaedt continued to use the same Leica IIIa for 50 years after he captured his iconic photo in Times Square, including a final portrait session with President Bill Clinton and his family, two years before the photographer died.

Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt. (Courtesy of WestLicht Photographica Camera Auction)

The Times Square photo was first published in Life magazine in August 27, 1945 and came to symbolize the end of World War II. Contrary to popular belief, the image did not appear on the cover of Life but was part of a multi-page spread inside, titled "Victory Celebrations."

(via Imaging Resource)

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