Thursday, February 19, 2015

Patrick Morin, Gelatin Silver Print, Brigitte Bardot, 1961


Patrick Morin, Gelatin Silver Print, Brigitte Bardot, 1961
Gelatin silver print
Italy, 1961, printed later
Patrick Morin (1928-2002)
'Brigitte Bardot entre deux prises de vues sur le tournage du film "Vie Privée" a Rome en 1961'
With artist's ink stamp verso
Numbered on a label affixed to the reverse '3/50'
With red Galerie Grace Radziwill stamp and stamp and signature from the Estate of Patrick Morin verso
Dimensions: 28 x 17 ¼ in. (71 x 43.8 cm.)

In this candid snapshot of Brigitte Bardot filming "A Very Private Affair" (1962), Patrick Morin captures the French actress leaning out of a window to talk with crewmembers between takes. Beautifully composed, Bardot holds a sheet to her chest with her legs crossed behind her, capturing the vulnerability of the international star.