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Bert Stern, b.1929

Twiggy before a painting by Bridget Riley1965

Op Art and the black and white work of Bridget Riley were synonymous with the Pop culture of the 1960s London scene and very influential on international graphic, fashion and fabric design. In 1967, Twiggy was photographed by American photographer Bert Stern for Vogue. Wearing a sequined jumpsuit by Gene Shelly, a black Hansen ‘hand-thong’ attached to a Baume & Mercier, Geneve watch and a pink Maxine Clement for Maximilia ‘hand-thong’ attached to a Juvenia watch, she poses in front of a Bridget Riley artwork.

MediumLarge Format Silver Gleatin C Print, Ed. 5/9
Dimensions180 x 180 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Loan, George and Maura McClelland, 2005
Item NumberL.1938
Image Caption
Bert Stern, Twiggy before a painting by Bridget Riley, 1965, Large Format Silver Gleatin C Print, Ed. 5/9, 180 x 180 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Loan, George and Maura McClelland, 2005

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About the Artist

Bert Stern 1929–2013

American photographer Bert Stern started his career at ‘Look’ magazine before serving as a photographer in the US army during the Korean War. Stern came to prominence in the 1960s with his portraits of iconic figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. He also created many successful advertising campaigns and made a number of films. His photographic publication ‘The Pill Book’ became a best seller in 1979. Stern’s contemporary subjects included Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss.
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