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Henry Leutwyler

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Elvis Presley's (1935 - 1977) comb, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL011

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Elvis Presley's (1935 - 1977) glasses with dymo tape label., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

9h x 12w in

HL012

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

The Charter Arms .38 caliber revolver used to shoot and kill John Lennon, Printed 2016

Silver Gelatin Print

11h x 14w in

HL013

Edition of 3

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Michael Jackson's (1958 - 2009) studded shoe, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

28.75h x 21.50w in

HL014

Edition of 10

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Jimi Hendrix's (1942 - 1970) 1966 Fender Mustang. This guitar has a solid maple neck and body, and a double cutaway. The nut at the top of the neck has been flipped to accommodate a left-handed player., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

28.75h x 21.50w in

HL015

Edition of 10

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Bob Dylan's (b. 1941) M. Hohner Marine Band Harmonica - serial number A449. It is in the Key of A and signed in black felt tip marker., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

9h x 12w in

HL016

Edition of 10

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Prince Rogers (1958 - 2016) Nelson's Guitar in the "Symbol" shape., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

28.75h x 21.50w in

HL017

Edition of 10

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Janis Joplin's (1943 - 1970) Gibson acoustic guitar. She often played Gibson guitars, most notably a J-45 and a Hummingbird., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

28.75h x 21.25w in

HL018

Edition of 10

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi’s (1869 - 1948) gold wire-frame spectacles., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

9h x 12w in

HL020

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi’s (1869 - 1948) leather sandals. Gandhi employed non-violent civil disobedience. He led his country to independence and inspired civil rights and freedom movements across the world., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL021

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Massimo Vignelli’s (1931 - 2014) Caran d’Ache fixpencil. As a designer, Vignelli worked in a number of disciplines from graphic design to interiors. In August 1972, Vignelli designed the identity for the New York City subway system., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL022

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Jean Michel Basquiat's (1960 - 1988) Issey Miyake sunglasses, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

9h x 12w in

HL023

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Dance slippers used by Vaslav Nijinsky (1889 - 1950) in "Spectre de la Rose" c. 1911., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL024

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

American actress Katharine Hepburn's (1907 - 2003) passport, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

9h x 12w in

HL025

Edition 1 of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Bob Marley’s (1945 - 1981) first guitar, burned in a fire in Trench Town in Kingston, Jamaica, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

28.75h x 21.25w in

HL026

Edition of 10

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Charlie Chaplin’s (1889 - 1977) cane used in "City Lights, 1931. In this classic film, Chaplin portrayed "the tramp", which would become his most memorable on-screen character. His career spanned more than 75 years, and he went on to become a global icon., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

56h x 42w in

HL027

Edition of 5

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Charlie Chaplin’s (1889 - 1977) silk carnation prop from the film "City Lights" A blind flower merchant offers it to Chaplin's character, "the tramp.", Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL028

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

American Dancer Fred Astaire's (1899 - 1987) tap shoes. Astaire was also a singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. His television, stage and film career spanned over 75 years., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL029

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Mechanical prop hand from the original King Kong movie, 1933. Directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper (1893 - 1973) and Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893 - 1979) this Pre - Hays Code film tells the story of a gigantic, prehistoric ape called Kong., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

56h x 42w in

HL030

Edition of 5

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Muhammad Ali's (1942 - 2016) Training Glove. Ali began training at the age of 12. In 1964, he became the heavyweight world champion. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., he used his celebrity to draw attention to racial injustice., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL031

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

James Gandolfini’s (1961 - 2013) 1970s Cadillac automobile. Gandolfini often drove through the streets of Manhattan or the Jersey Shore, smoking a cigar with the top down. After his death, his family confirmed his favorite possession as "the Cadillac.", Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

60h x 120w in

HL032

Edition of 3

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Poem written by American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard (b. 1956) on an American Airlines envelope (back), Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL033

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Poem written by American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard (b. 1956) on an American Airlines envelope (Front), Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL034

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

American Photographer Richard Avedon’s (1923 - 2004) studio a-clamp. Famous for his studio photographs, Avedon used dozens of these clamps for a variety of studio functions - from holding backgrounds in place to cinching a model's oversized dress., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL035

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Donald Judd's (1928 - 1994) tri-color American Express credit cards, 1991 and 1992., Printed 2016

C-Print

12h x 9w in

HL036

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Musician Bo Diddly's (1928 - 2008) square guitar. Diddly constructed his first square guitar around 1958, taking a cue from a 19th century tradition of building homemade stringed instruments using cigar boxes., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

28.75h x 21.25w in

HL037

Edition of 10

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Russian born actor Yul Brynner's (1920 - 1985) United Nations issued diplomatic passport, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

9h x 12w in

HL038

Edition 1 of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Marilyn Monroe's (1926 - 1962) stack of Goyard traveling trunks at Universal Studios., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

56h x 42w in

HL039

Edition of 5

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Audrey Hepburn’s (1929 - 1993) Valentine portable typewriter (designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry King) Hepburn was an avid cook off-screen, and used her Valentine to type up recipes., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL040

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Michelangelo Antonioni’s (1912 - 2007) director's chair, used while directing the films "Blow Up", "La Notta" and "Zabriskie Point", Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

56h x 42w in

HL041

Edition of 5

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

The key to room 82 of the Iroquois Hotel, New York – James Dean’s (1931 - 1955) Dean lived so peripatetically during his years of brief success that this key represents the closest thing he had to stability., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL042

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

James Dean’s (1931 - 1955) black leather “Rolfs” wallet, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL043

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Gene Kelly's (1912 - 1996) Converse Chuck Taylor all star sneakers, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL044

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Alfred Hitchcock’s (1899 - 1980) last British passport before he became a United States citizen in 1955., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

9h x 12w in

HL045

Edition 1 of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Gene Kelly’s (1912 - 1996) completed script for "Singin’ in the Rain", c. 1952. It is the only intact copy in existence and miraculously survived a fire in 1983 which destroyed Kelly's home., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

30h x 24w in

HL046

Edition of 10

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Swiss photographer Henry Leutwyler's (b. 1961) rejection letter from Vevey's prestigious art school., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL047

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

American boxer Muhammad Ali’s (1942 - 2016) Adidas “special” boxing shoe, size 13 US. Made with kangaroo leather uppers, Ali received these shoes when he defended his WBC title against Karl Mildenberger on October 9th, 1966 in Frankfurt, Germany., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

9h x 12w in

HL048

Edition of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Jim Henson's (1936-1990) first "Muppet," c. 1955. Before there was Oscar the grouch, there was Mushmellon, (who currently resides at the Smithsonian.) Henson (the creator of Sesame Street), was an American puppeteer and producer., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

56h x 42w in

HL049

Edition of 5

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Michael Jackson's (1958 - 2009) white crystal Swarovski sequined glove, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

56h x 42w in

HL051

Edition 2 of 5

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Michelangelo Antonioni’s (1912 - 2007) director's chair, used while directing the films "Blow Up", "La Notta" and "Zabriskie Point", Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

30h x 24w in

HL052

Edition of 10

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

James Gandolfini’s (1961 - 2013) 1970s Cadillac automobile. Gandolfini often drove through the streets of Manhattan or the Jersey Shore, smoking a cigar with the top down. After his death, his family confirmed his favorite possession as "the Cadillac.", Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

60h x 120w in

HL053

Edition of 3

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Andy Warhol's (1928 - 1987) paintbrush, Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL061

Edition 3 of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

John Lennon's (1940 - 1980) gold wire-rimmed sunglasses with blue lenses., Printed 2016

Chromogenic Print

9h x 12w in

HL064

Edition 4 of 15

Henry Leutwyler ,

Henry Leutwyler

Adidas founder Adolf "Adi" Dassler's personal tools. Even after Dassler often carried his tools with him., Printed 2017

Chromogenic Print

12h x 9w in

HL065

Edition 1 of 15

Born in Switzerland in 1961, Leutwyler is a self-taught photographer with a stubborn streak and unflappable love for the medium. “My grandfather and father were both printers. I decided not to follow their path, instead to travel and photograph, soaking up color and culture from around the world. 

After being rejected by one of Switzerland’s best photography schools, I opened my own photo studio in Lausanne, photographing cheese, chocolates and watches and went bankrupt in a year-and-a-half.” 

In 1985, Leutwyler moved to Paris where he apprenticed with photographer Gilles Tapie and rapidly established himself as an editorial photographer. A decade later, Leutwyler moved to New York City.

Today, Leutwyler’s celebrity portraits can be found in the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire Magazine and Time. He has photographed the likes of Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts, Tom Wolfe, Iggy Pop, Rihanna and Martin Scorsese to name a few.

Often spare and unflinchingly tight, Leutwyler’s photographs are a quiet yet striking rebuttal to today’s hyper retouched and uber stylized images. “There’s a whole new vocabulary surrounding photography that I find quite vulgar. For me, it’s not about ‘shooting’ and sensationalism,” he says. “It’s a magic moment that happens in the first few minutes of a sitting. Revealing something from out of my subjects that isn’t obvious — finding the beauty within."