Annie Leibovitz - SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction London Friday, July 7, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “I admired the work of photographers like Beaton, Penn, and Avedon as much as I respected the grittier photographers such as Robert Frank. But in the same way that I had to find my own way of reportage, I had to find my own form of glamour.”
    —Annie Leibovitz

    This photograph of Liberace with his chauffeur and lover, Scott Thorson, appeared in the October 1981 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

    • Provenance

      Govinda Gallery, Washington, D.C.

    • Exhibited

      Off The Mall: Inside Washington's Foremost Art Galleries, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., 15 September - 16 October 1993

    • Literature

      T. Wolfe, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, New York: Pantheon, 1983, n.p.
      I. Sischy, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990, New York: Harper Collins, 1991, p. 127
      Annie Leibovitz, Cologne: Taschen, 2022, pl. 80



Lot offered with No Reserve

Liberace and Scott Thorson, Las Vegas

Dye destruction print.
25.5 x 26 cm (10 x 10 1/4 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/40 in ink in the margin.

Full Cataloguing

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £3,048

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SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction

7 - 14 July 2023