Museum Watching by Elliott Erwitt - Signed Book – Magnum Photos

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Describing himself as 'a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation', the ever-popular Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) prizes his personal snaps above all his work. When otherwise idle in New York or with spare time on his hands during his frequent travels, Erwitt indulges himself at museums and art exhibitions, contemplating works of art, watching people and taking pictures.

In Museum Watching, Erwitt presents his visual observations on the museum together for the first time in book form, including photographs from the late 1950s through to 1999. In this affectionate, wry and personal album, illuminated by his own text, Elliott entertains us by means of his conversation with art, making visual puns, tweaking a few noses and occasionally passing more serious comment. As museum-visiting establishes itself as far more popular than attending sports events, and with the big art show becoming serious business, Erwitt's gentle humour provides not only the perfect antidote, but a subtly perceptive insight into the relationship between people and art, and people and their own selves.

Signed by Elliott Erwitt

Condition

The top right corner is slightly bent with slight bending to interior pages. See product photos.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 160
  • Size: 9.5 x 8.25 inches
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • ISBN: 9780714838946

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Available in a limited quantity in the Magnum Shop, this book has been signed by Elliott Erwitt. This book is a retrospective personal and humorous album, ranging from the late 1950s through to 1999, of Erwitt's photography, while visiting museums.


Describing himself as 'a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation', the ever-popular Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) prizes his personal snaps above all his work. When otherwise idle in New York or with spare time on his hands during his frequent travels, Erwitt indulges himself at museums and art exhibitions, contemplating works of art, watching people and taking pictures.

In Museum Watching, Erwitt presents his visual observations on the museum together for the first time in book form, including photographs from the late 1950s through to 1999. In this affectionate, wry and personal album, illuminated by his own text, Elliott entertains us by means of his conversation with art, making visual puns, tweaking a few noses and occasionally passing more serious comment. As museum-visiting establishes itself as far more popular than attending sports events, and with the big art show becoming serious business, Erwitt's gentle humour provides not only the perfect antidote, but a subtly perceptive insight into the relationship between people and art, and people and their own selves.

Signed by Elliott Erwitt

Condition

The top right corner is slightly bent with slight bending to interior pages. See product photos.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 160
  • Size: 9.5 x 8.25 inches
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • ISBN: 9780714838946

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.