PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY SAUL BELLOW AND PHOTOGRAPHER ART SHAY
SHAY, Art. Saul Bellow. Photograph signed. No place, circa 1980. Vintage gelatin silver photograph measures 11 by 14 inches. $1900.
Vintage large gelatin silver photograph of Nobel laureate Bellow in his trademark hat, signed by him on the image, additionally signed by famed Chicago photographer Art Shay on the verso.
Noble laureate Saul Bellow "gave new immediacy to the American novel… and [earned] more honors than any other American writer" (New York Times). Bellow is seen here facing the camera and engaged in conversation, captured by noted Chicago photographer Art Shay, whose award-winning images for Life and Fortune focused on writers such as Bellow and Shay's longtime friend Nelson Algren. Vintage black-and-white gelatin silver photograph, full-bleed at upper and lower edges and closely trimmed at sides; signed in black ink by Bellow above his image; signed by Art Shay, with his studio stamp and "#19" on the verso.
A fine signed photograph.