cool portraits

Audrey Hepburn by Philippe Halsman 1955 
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © Philippe Halsman Archive



Splendida mostra fotografica 'American cool' alla Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery di Washington.
100 fotografie per il concetto tipicamente americano di "cool" e di come e' diventato un export globale. 100 fotografie di persone che hanno contribuito a creare l'idea di "cool" come nome per ribellione, auto-espressione, carisma e mistero. Comprende musicisti, attori, cantanti, atleti, comici, attivisti e scrittori fotografati da Henri Cartier-Bresson a Annie Leibovitz, da Richard Avedon a Herman Leonard a Diane Arbus.

Stunning photographic exhibition 'American cool' at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
100 photos for the distinctively American concept of "cool" and how it became a global export.
100 photographs of people who have contributed to the idea of ​​"cool" as the name for rebellion, self-expression, charisma and mystery. Includes musicians, actors, singers, athletes, entertainers, activists and writers photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz to Richard Avedon to Herman Leonard to Diane Arbus.

Marlon Brando by Philippe Halsman1950 (printed later)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © Philippe Halsman Archive

Billie Holiday by Bob Willoughby1951 (printed 1991)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Willoughby © Bob Willoughby

Frank Sinatra by Herman Leonard c. 1956
Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University © Herman Leonard Photography LLC 

 Lauren Bacall by Alfred Eisenstaed1949 (printed 2013)
Courtesy Time Life Collection, New York Alfred Eisenstaedt/LIFE ©Time Inc. 

Jean Michel Basquiat by Dmitri Kasterine 1986
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Norman and Beverly Cox in honor of their daughter Cara © Dmitri Kasterine 

Elvis Presley by Roger Marshutz 1956
The Estee Stanley Private Collection© Roger Marshutz, courtesy Peter Marshutz and 
the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 

Deborah Harry by Robert Mapplethorpe 1978
Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.  


"American Cool" ripercorre l'idea agli esordi dei 'nonni' del cool a Walt Whitman e Frederick Douglass, e si snoda attraverso le generazioni da Jay-Z, Johnny Depp e Madonna.

"American Cool" traces the idea at the beginning of the 'grandfathers' of cool, Walt Whitman and Frederick Douglass, and winds through the generations of Jay-Z, Johnny Depp and Madonna.

Walt Whitman

Dal 7 febbraio al 7 settembre, 2014

From February 7, 2014 through September 7, 2014




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