Gene Spatz - Sydney Poitier + Coretta Scott King
- Limited Edition of 100
- Watercolor Archival Paper
- Numbered and Authenticated by the Estate
- Image Sizes: 9" x 12" or 16" x 24"
- Paper Sizes: 12" x 15" or 19" x 27" (includes 1.5" border)
- Custom sizes available upon request
Gene Spatz was a pioneer of the paparazzi movement in America. A keen observer from a very young age, he wielded his camera to give the public captivating and humane insight into the fabulous lives of New York, Hollywood and other celebrities during the 1970s and 80s. In 1979 New York Magazine quoted Gene as saying, “Ninety-five percent of what I do is very sedate” – although the resultant photographs are anything but.
Spatz also captured the not-so-glamorous lives of people living in urban settings. These fine art images show with tenderness and acuity how ordinary people lived their lives in public spaces.
Spatz’s pictures were published in major news outlets such as The National Inquirer, The Globe, Modern Screen, People, and Esquire, in books about performers such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis and in TV/ film projects on famous persons, ranging from Robin Williams to Roy Cohn. His work was celebrated at The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in a 2013 solo exhibition, Gene Spatz: The Art of a Paparazzo!