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Steve McQueen by –John Dominis


It was 1963 when Life Magazine sent its photographer, John Dominis, to cover Steve McQueen in his Palm Springs home. Since the end of the 1950’s, he had become one of America’s most popular actors, and at 33, was about to celebrate his greates success with the release of The Great Escape.

During their three weeks together, John Dominis took some of the star’s most beautiful pictures. We discover the “King of Cool”, his family life, his villa, and his love of speed, beautiful cars and motorcycle races.

He shared this passion with Dominis, creating a friendly bond between the two men. Never actually posing for the camera, Steve McQueen is graceful and incomparably photogenic. Nude by the pool, in a tuxedo or returning from a dirty car race, he exudes a rare elegance.

Steve McQueen, the King of Cool
Until december 11, 2011

La Galerie de l’Instant
46, rue de Poitou
75003 Paris

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