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Terry O'Neill (1938 - 2019)

Lot 52: TERRY O'NEILL

Phillips

November 3, 2011
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Raquel Welch, Los Angeles
Signed and numbered 1/50 in ink in the margin.

Dimensions

91.5 x 91.5 cm (36 x 36 in).

Artist or Maker

TERRY O'NEILL b. 1938

Medium

Lambda print, printed later and flush-mounted.

Date

1970

Literature

Sunday Times Magazine, 27 September 1998, cover

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist

Notes

“Raquel was a friend and I was shooting her for Esquire Magazine in the US in 1970. At the time she was being crucified by feminists for the sexist roles that had come her way in movies like One Million Years BC and it gave me the idea for this cover shoot. But it proved too controversial and it lay unpublished in my archive for nearly 30 years until The Sunday Times Magazine ran a retrospective of my work in 1998 and put it on the cover. It’s still controversial to this day - my galleries have had problems showing it, not just complaints but threats too.”
Terry O’Neill

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Phillips
November 3, 2011, 12:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom