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Edward Steichen: Man About Town

The Gallerist

New LACMA exhibition showcases fabled Vanity Fair photographer

Luxembourg-born Edward Steichen led the way for every magazine photographer today. His portrait subjects ranged from Hollywood icons to poverty-stricken children (as well as eye-popping flowers and no-names frolicking on the beach). Black and white, indelible.

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art scored nearly 50 originals of his work, dating from the 1920s through 1940 and spanning his reign as chief photographer for Vanity Fair (where he shot theater stars and earth-shakers in the arts and sciences). He also captured the “it-girls” of the day for Vogue.

Staying with us at Hollywood Roosevelt or Thompson Beverly Hills? Make sure the visit the exhibition right down the road from both hotels, entitled “Talk of the Town,” opens August 3rd and runs through December 8th, in the Hammer Building (Level 3) of LACMA. For more images and info visit: Talk of the Town: Portraits by Edward Steichen from the Hollander Collection