Annie Leibovitz

Photography

Annie Leibovitz

Photography

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Westport (Fairfield county, Connecticut, United States)

Biography:
One of the greatest living artists in the United States today is Annie Leibovitz, who is primarily known for her stunning photographs of major celebrities. Many know her because of the photographs she took of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, just hours before he was shot and killed. The photo of a naked John Lennon apparently clinging to a fully-clothed Yoko has become an iconic symbol to fans. Because of her unique flair and experience working with celebrities, Leibovitz was hired by Vanity Fair magazine in the 1980’s. She photographed celebrities in interesting poses, really pushing the envelope and challenging viewers. For example, one cover featured a very pregnant Demi Moore naked and yet another, later, showed Demi Moore naked with a suit painted over her body. Leibovitz has won many awards, including a Clio in 1987. Just last year, she was given the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Communication. She was the first woman to have a show at the National Portrait Gallery. Leibovitz has had her work published in books. Her first, Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005 included pictures of famous people as well as friends and family. Liebovitz was hired to transform celebrities into fantastic Disney characters. For instance, pictures of Taylor Swift as Rapunzel and Jessica Chastain as Princess Merida bring Disney characters to life in amazing detail. Leibovitz has three children. She had her first baby at the age of 52. Her younger children were carried by surrogate. Leibovitz was in a long-term relationship with Susan Sontag. The pair was together until Sontag’s death in 2004.


 

Annie Leibovitz Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (American, b. 1949) John and Yoko, New York, December 8, 1980 Dye destruction, 1980 Image: 13-7/8 x 1
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (American, b. 1949)John and Yoko, New York, December 8, 1980Dye destruction, 1980Image: 13-7/8 x 1...
Lot 74159
Auction 5060
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
$26,290.00
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (American, b. 1949) John and Yoko, December 8, 1980 Dye destruction, 1980 13-3/8 x 14 inches (34.0 x
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (American, b. 1949)John and Yoko, December 8, 1980Dye destruction, 198013-3/8 x 14 inches (34.0 x ...
Lot 74148
Auction 5098
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
$13,750.00
Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949) Margorie Folkman, Dancer, Mark Morris Dance Group, Clifton Point, Rhinebeck, New Yor...
Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949)Margorie Folkman, Dancer, Mark Morris Dance Group, Clifton Point, Rhinebeck, New York...
Lot 74111
Auction 5220
Friday, November 13, 2015
$7,500.00
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (American, b. 1949) Bruce Springsteen, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1987 Platinum 12-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (American, b. 1949)Bruce Springsteen, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1987Platinum12-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches ...
Lot 74215
Auction 5194
Thursday, October 16, 2014
$5,937.50
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (American, b. 1949) Clowns in New York, 1993 Gelatin silver 14-1/4 x 17-1/4 inches (36.2 x 43.8 cm)
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (American, b. 1949)Clowns in New York, 1993Gelatin silver14-1/4 x 17-1/4 inches (36.2 x 43.8 cm)...
Lot 77096
Auction 5029
Thursday, November 19, 2009
$4,780.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949) Mireille Radwan-Dana, Dancer, Mark Morris Dance Group, Clifton Point, Rhinebeck, New...
Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949)Mireille Radwan-Dana, Dancer, Mark Morris Dance Group, Clifton Point, Rhinebeck, New ...
Lot 11066
Auction 191729
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
$2,500.00
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Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949) Jacqui Agyepong, Sprinter/Hurdler, Clifton Point, Rhinebeck, New York, 1999 Digita...
Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949)Jacqui Agyepong, Sprinter/Hurdler, Clifton Point, Rhinebeck, New York, 1999Digita...
Lot 11067
Auction 191729
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
$2,500.00
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Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949) Alice in Wonderland, Donatella Versace and Rupert Everett with Natalia, Paris, 2003...
Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949)Alice in Wonderland, Donatella Versace and Rupert Everett with Natalia, Paris, 2003...
Lot 11068
Auction 191729
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
$1,500.00
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