This year 2021 will be poor in automotive events.
No Retromobile show or Mans Classic once again.
As a consolation prize, BITL Agency is giving us Stars & Cars by Edward Quinn, a virtual exhibition and 25 exceptional prints to offer or to treat yourself.
Edward Quinn, or “Ted” as his family called him, was born in 1920 in Ireland. From the 1950s, he lived and worked as a photographer on the French Riviera, the playground for celebrities from the world of show biz, art and business during the “Golden Fifties”. Movie stars recognized the importance of their offscreen image, and Quinn was in the right place at the right time, successfully capturing spontaneous images and enchantments that document the charm, sophistication and chic of a legendary era.
In 1951, Edward Quinn met and photographed Pablo Picasso for the first time. Their friendship lasted until Picasso’s death in 1973. This encounter with Picasso had a lasting influence on Quinn, both personally and on his later work. Quinn is the author of several books and films on Picasso.
At the start of the 1960s, Quinn focused his professional activities on artists, photographing such figures as Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dalí, Graham Sutherland and David Hockney. In the late 1980s, a close relationship – similar to his friendship with Picasso – developed between the photographer and Georg Baselitz.
From 1992 until his death in 1997, Edward Quinn lived in Altendorf near Zurich with his Swiss wife Gret, who passed away in 2011.