TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 13, 2011) -
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A three-week exhibit, JEWELS, by iconic fashion photographer Bert Stern features 34 portraits of legendary Hollywood stars ranging from Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Audrey Hepburn to modern celebrities Madonna, Drew Barrymore and Kate Moss.
The collection includes six extraordinary images of Marilyn Monroe taken during a three-day shoot for VogueMagazine at the Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles—just six weeks before her death in 1962.
Bert Stern—known as "the man who gives ideas an image"—built his career using unconventional techniques to tell a story, and at 82 he continues to push the boundaries. In JEWELS, his latest show and his first to be launched in Canada, he has added a new dimension to some of his most iconic photographs by applying crystals as an overlay to archival pigment print.
"The results are stunning," says Izzy, owner Izzy Gallery, who adds that he has admired Bert Stern's work for many years. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to personally introduce him to Toronto's vibrant art community."
On June 16, 2011, Bert Stern will be in attendance for the opening of the first Canadian exhibition of his work. All of the framed pieces in the show will be available for sale.
"Toronto is emerging as an important and exciting market for artists," Stern says, "and I am looking forward to my first visit to Canada."
|JEWELS: Photographs of Bert Stern|
|June 16 to July 9, 2011|
|106 Yorkville Avenue|
|Toronto, ON M5R 1B9|
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16, 6 – 7:30
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