Annie Leibovitz - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Annie Leibovitz, New York
    Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis

  • Literature

    Harper Collins, Photographs: Annie Leibovitz, 1970-1990, pp. 124-125
    Phaidon, Annie Leibovitz at Work, p. 53
    Rolling Stone, 13 December 1979, cover, variant

  • Catalogue Essay

    Bette Midler rose to fame in the 1970s after regularly performing at the Manhattan Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse at the Ansonia Hotel in New York City. Known for her bawdy performances in which she often assumed a persona named The Divine Miss M, she became an icon of the gay community. In 1979, Midler debuted on the big screen with a starring role as a Janis Joplin-like rock star in The Rose. The movie found critical acclaim and the title song, sung by Midler, earned her a second Grammy award. This image by Annie Leibovitz is from Midler’s cover shoot for Rolling Stone magazine (December 13, 1979), publicizing the release of the movie.

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTION

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Bette Midler, New York City

1979
Pigment print from The Master Set.
36 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. (92.7 x 92.7 cm)
Overall 46 1/8 x 46 1/8 in. (117.2 x 117.2 cm)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 3/10 on an artist's label affixed to the frame backing.

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

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Photographs

New York Auction 6 April 2022