Portraits: Photographs by Neil Leifer, Text by Tom Brokaw
Signed Deluxe Limited Edition, 5 of 100
Includes Signed and Numbered Matted Silver Gelatin Print
This is a signed deluxe limited edition of “Portraits” published by St. Ann’s Press, Los Angeles in 2003 with a limitation of 100 this being number 5. Included with the book is an original matted silver gelatin print of Muhammad Ali that is hand-numbered and signed in the lower margin by Neil Leifer. From the publisher: “From the man who captured Charles Manson, Paul Newman, George Lucas, the British royal family, Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Ed Koch, Pope John Paul II, Frank Sinatra, Sylvester Stallone, Willie Nelson, Muhammad Ali, Billy Crystal, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Carter and John F. Kennedy Neil Leifer has shot more covers for Sports Illustrated, Time and People-over 200-than any other photographer. One of the world's greatest sports photographers, he has photographed 15 Olympic Games, 4 soccer World Cups, 15 Kentucky Derbies, countless World Series games, the first 10 Super Bowls and every important heavyweight title fight since Floyd Patterson beat Ingemar Johansson to regain the title in 1960. But Neil Leifer has also shot some of the most exceptional portraits of celebrities and sport stars ever, from presidents to Hollywood actors to Olympic champions. Leifer became a professional photographer while still in his teens. Using the skills he'd learned in the mid-50s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, at the Henry Street Settlement's photo workshop, he quickly moved from being picture editor at his high-school paper to working as a freelancer for major national magazines, eventually working for nearly all of them, including The Saturday Evening Post, Look, Life, Newsweek, Time, and most often, Sports Illustrated. During various parts of his career, Leifer has been a staff photographer at Sports Illustrated and Time, and a contributing photographer at Life. He now devotes most of his time to producing and directing films. This is his 10th book and the first to be devoted to a wide range of his portraits.”
Measuring approximately 12.875” x 11.125” and containing 60 plates printed on heavy stock fine paper, the book is bound in black colored cloth covered boards. The book has been boldly signed and numbered (5 of 100) by Neil Leifer on the title page. The original matted silver gelatin print is 10” x 8”. The print is hand numbered and signed in pencil in the lower margin by Neil Leifer. The print is housed in a separate cloth portfolio in a beveled window overmat for presentation. Both the book and matted photograph are housed in a larger black cloth slipcase.
The book, print, and slipcase are in MINT condition.
Photographs of the book, print, as well as several photographs contained in the book appear in the photo section of the listing.