Ormond Gigli - Photographs New York Monday, July 13, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    powerHouse Books, Ormond Gigli: Girls in the Windows and Other Stories, cover, p. 23
    Little, Brown & Company, Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the ICP, pl. 63

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fashion photographer Ormond Gigli, best known for his signature image Girls in the Windows, New York City, passed away in December 2019, leaving behind a legacy of vibrant and dynamic photographs. Gigli had an illustrious career, and his work was widely featured in publications such as LIFE and Paris Match. Yet, his most recognizable image, offered here, was made without assignment.

    In 1960, the brownstone across from Gigli’s apartment was marked for demolition. Wanting to capture the sophistication of a bygone era of New York, Gigli filled the vacant windows with glamorous women. The stark contrast of the stripped building against the vibrancy of the women invigorates Girls in the Windows, New York City with a classic timelessness.


Girls in the Windows, New York City

Archival pigment print, printed later.
30 7/8 x 30 7/8 in. (78.4 x 78.4 cm)
Signed and numbered 59/75 in ink in the margin.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,500

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New York Auction 13 July 2020