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Budapest Quartet

Original Philippe Halsman Photograph.

1944. 10.75+" h x 13.75+" w. In excellent condition.
A stunning, original black-and-white Philippe Halsman photograph of the Budapest String Quartet from 194, shown performing. The members here are Josef Roisman (first violin), Edgar Ortenberg (second violin), Boris Kroyt (viola), and Mischa Schneider (cello). The Quartet is shown performing.
Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was one of the world's most renowned photographers, most famous for his collaboration with Salvador Dali and his many celebrity Life covers, which included portraits of Albert Einstein, Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, Judy Garland, and President John F. Kennedy, among others. Born in Riga, he was accused of his father's murder while on a trip in Austria and imprisoned. Declaring his innocence and convinced that the accusation was a flagrant antisemitic act, he received support from notables such as Siegmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Mann. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1947 with Einstein's help; Halsman would photograph the scientist later that year.
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