“THE SUPREME AMERICAN NOVELIST"
SHAY, Art. Saul Bellow. Photograph signed. No place, circa 1990. Vintage gelatin silver photograph measures 11 by 14 inches. $1900.
Vintage large gelatin silver photograph of Nobel laureate Bellow, signed by him on the image, additionally signed by famed Chicago photographer Art Shay on the verso.
To writer Martin Amis, Saul Bellow's timeless pre-eminence rests "on incontestable legitimacy… Bellow will emerge as the supreme American novelist." Bellow is seen here in profile, in a striking image captured by noted Chicago photographer Art Shay, whose award-winning work for Life and Fortune focused on writers such as Bellow and Shay's longtime friend Nelson Algren. Vintage large gelatin silver photograph, full-bleed at sides and closely trimmed at upper and lower edges, signed in black ink by Bellow below his image; signed on the verso by Art Shay, with his studio stamp and the hand-numbered "#22."
A fine signed photograph.