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Shannah Laumeister on Bert Stern: Original Madman by Bill Biss

Shannah Laumeister on Bert Stern: Original Madman by Bill Biss

Shannah Laumeister on Bert Stern: Original Madman by Bill Biss originally published in ShowBiss. 

Now and for some time, Shannah Laumeister has been Mrs. Bert Stern. In 2013, I interviewed her for a very special reason. Laumeister had just released a documentary film and a brilliant one at that… on Bert Stern. Stern was a remarkable photographer of the first caliber and her partner in life at this time. You wouldn’t imagine how many famous people he’s had the pleasure of photographing… but to drop just one name; is Marilyn Monroe. Her documentary is titled Bert Stern: Original Madman. There are many incredible photos to discover through his skills and many indelible moments to discover from a realistic and loving portrait of Stern from Laumeister. (Bert Stern died a few months after this interview). Her love for him lives on.

"Shapes & Symbols" US Debut

"Shapes & Symbols" US Debut

Keyes Art Gallery in association with the Bert Stern Trust and Galerie 36 is pleased to present the first comprehensive exhibition of the visionary advertising photographs of American photographer Bert Stern (1929 - 2013) from the early fifties to the early seventies. The exhibition "Shapes & Symbols” shows a selection of iconic images that emerged during the highly productive time of his rise to become one of the top advertising photographers. Many of the works exhibited have never before been publicly displayed outside publications and magazines of their time and can now be seen for the first time in terms of their artistic value.