Burt Glinn's The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Swing, 1959, is a color photograph, 22” x 17”, an archival pigment print signed in pencil on verso (back of photograph) by the estate with Glinn's blind stamp on recto (bottom margin).
A young girl swings carefree against the backdrop of the architect Antoni Gaudi's magnificent and celebrated basilica and church in Barcelona, Spain in the 1950s.
Provenance: Glinn archive.
Born 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, photographer Burt Glinn worked for LIFE magazine before joining Magnum photo agency. He photographed personalities throughout the 1950s and 60s, continuing to work commercially and editorially for more than five decades in the US and abroad on assignment, until his death in 2008.
The artist photographed revolutionary leader Fidel Castro entrance into Havana, Cuba, celebrity and art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler. Subject matter included the social scene of the rich, the dirtiness of politics, and the humorous. Glinn received numerous awards for his editorial and commercial photography.
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