Cornell Capa’s Marilyn at Magnum Photos

This Cornell Capa photo of Marilyn chatting with a young boy on a break from filming The Misfits in 1960 is featured in a square print sale at Magnum Photos, closing on March 20. The print is stamped by Capa’s estate and priced at £100 unframed. The theme is ‘Precedents,’ meaning a moment of change, with 50% of profits donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Although the boy is not identified, he may be one of producer Frank E. Taylor’s sons, Mark and Curtice. Frank and his wife Nan were friends of Marilyn and Arthur Miller (see here.)

“I am not an artist, and I never intended to be one. I hope that I have made some good photographs, but what I really hope is that I have done some good photo stories with memorable images that make a point, and perhaps even make a difference. When you look at my work, you will notice the absence of still lives and landscapes. I am interested in human beings, their lives, their habitats, their behavior, and their relationships, familial and beyond.” – Cornell Capa, 1992

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