Ormond Gigli - Girls in the Windows
Ormond Gigli
Girls in the Windows
Archival Pigment Photograph
1960, printed 2015
31 x 31 inches
Signed and dated in pencil mount recto. Signed, titled, dated, and numbered (edition of 75) on verso.
Ormond Gigli - Girl in the Light
Ormond Gigli
Girl in the Light
Chromogenic Photograph
1967
30 x 30 inches

Titled, signed, dated & numbered (edition of 20) on verso. Signed and dated on recto.

Ormond Gigli - Steam Shovel
Ormond Gigli
Steam Shovel
Chromogenic Photograph
1965
30 x 30 inches

Titled, signed, dated & numbered edition #1/10 on verso. Signed and dated on recto.

Ormond Gigli - Funny Girl
Ormond Gigli
Funny Girl
Chromogenic Color Photograph
1964
17 x 22 inches

Titled, signed, dated & numbered edition #10/25 on verso. Signed and dated on recto.

Ormond Gigli - Halston
Ormond Gigli
Halston
Color Coupler Photograph
1960, Printed 2006
16 x 16 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # AP 3/3 on recto
Ormond Gigli - Glenn Gould
Ormond Gigli
Glenn Gould
Chromogenic Color Photograph
1965
13 x 9 inches

Titled, signed, dated & numbered edition #1/10 on verso. Signed and dated on recto.

Ormond Gigli - Lips
Ormond Gigli
Lips
Chromogenic Color Photograph
1960
14 1/2 x 23 inches

Titled, signed, dated & numbered edition #2/15 on verso. Signed and dated on recto.

Sophia Loren, Twirling
Ormond Gigli
Sophia Loren, Twirling
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, Printed Later
11 x 16 1/2 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 5/25 on recto

Ormond Gigli became famous early on during the 1950s for his photographs of theatre, celebrities, dance, exotic people, and places. His work appeared prominently on covers & editorial pages of LIFE, Time, Paris Match, Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, and other major international publications. Gigli's groundbreaking portraits include Sophia Loren (at age 21), Anita Ekberg, Marcel Duchamp, John F. Kennedy, Halston, Gina Lollobrigida, Diana Vreeland, Giancarlo Giannini, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Sir Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Richard Burton, & many more. Most of these images have not been widely seen since they first appeared over four decades ago.

Gigli worked more like a film director than a photojournalist. His ability to earn his subjects' trust in his vision often during complicated, uncomfortable, even dangerous setups was as important to the photos as his technical finesse with the camera. His disarming way with his subjects is evident in the revealing anecdotes of the people and times he so vividly recalls. He was welcomed backstage on Broadway as readily as he was in the private lives of celebrities. Some of Gigli's favorite photographs were self-assigned, international award-winners, such as "Girls in the Windows" photographed in 1960. Gigli imagined and executed a beautifully original photograph of the structure that was directly across the street from his apartment and was demolished the day after the photo was taken. His quick planning and execution resulted in one of the most striking images of the 1960s. During the 1970s and 1980s, Gigli turned to advertising photography, while continuing his editorial work. His assignments took him around the world many times.