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Christian Witkin
Brooklyn, New York

Christian Witkin’s visual development as an artist began at an early age. With a noted artistic father, Jerome Witkin, and uncle, Joel-Peter Witkin, Christian grew up exposed to the cutting edge of visual expression.He spent many years in the apprenticeship of noted photographers, such as Annie Leibovitz, before launching his career to rapid critical acclaim in New York in the early ‘90s. Christian’s work appears in major magazines such as the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and New York magazine. His work has been used to create landmark campaigns for IBM, Nike, GAP, AMEX, RED, Kodak, Levi’s and most recently the Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns.

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Javier Bardem, Actor, New York City, 2004
by CHRISTIAN WITKIN

Fine Art Print
2004, limited edition of 150
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing. Includes a certificate of authenticity.
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I believe Bardem had just begun shooting "No Country For Old Men" with the Coen Brothers at the time of this image. He was extremely cool and relaxed, game to do just about anything. He has a great personality, focusing wholly on the situation at hand and performing with complete abandon. It's fantastic!

 

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I’m honored to introduce Christian Witkin to the UGallery community. As a student of the world, Christian seeks to capture the unguarded, true nature of his subjects. His portfolio spans continents and decades, granting us access to indigenous tribal cultures in Ethiopia, Thai Ladyboys and the likes of Martin Scorsese, Steve Jobs, and Tiger Woods. Each of his photos tells a very personal story. This image of Javier Bardem fascinated me. Christian said it was taken during the filming of No Country for Old Men, and it feels like looking at the actor both in and out of character. On one side we see the calculated protagonist, and on the other, the artist’s self-examination of the role.

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