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Twiggy for The Boy Friend, 1970 — Limited Edition Print

A young Twiggy is photographed wearing a fitted satin evening dress in a 1970's promotional shot for Ken Russell’s The Boy Friend. As with several photographs taken of the model at the time, this image was taken by Twiggy's then-manager and partner Justin de Villeneuve.

23 745 500 som
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23 745 500 som - 59 363 800 som
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  • Edition of 50
  • Signed and numbered on the front by Justin de Villeneuve
  • Gelatin Silver Print
Gelatin Silver Print

Before the advent of digital technology at the end of the twentieth century, the gelatin silver process had been the most commonly used method of making black and white prints since the 1890s. A negative image is transferred to light-sensitive paper that has four layers: a paper base, a white opaque coating of gelatin and barium sulfate that creates a smooth surface, the gelatin layer that holds the silver grains of the photographic image, and a protective gelatin overcoat. Properly exposed gelatin silver prints are quite stable if exhibited under controlled light conditions.

Until the 1970s, art photographers used this process almost exclusively to create high-quality black and white prints. Color photography was considered a commercial medium, not suited to serious artistic expression. Today, as fewer and fewer photographers are working in darkrooms, gelatin silver printing is quickly becoming an antiquated, historic process.

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Justin de Villeneuve

About the Artist

Justin de Villeneuve is a photographer, producer and entrepreneur who was a major influence on fashion and culture in the Swinging 60s. While de Villeneuve is mostly known as Twiggy’s manager and partner, he also managed rock’n’roll artists like Tim Hardin and Jackie Lomax.

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