“¡AMOR!”: PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY STOKOWKSI
STOKOWSKI, Leopold. Photograph inscribed and signed. No place, circa 1925. Black-and-white photograph, 7-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches, mounted on paper. $450.
Original photograph of the famous conductor, inscribed “¡Amor!” and signed “Leopold Stowkowski” in white ink.
“One of the most influential conductors of his generation, Stokowski was at the same time one of the most controversial. His progressive views, flamboyant presence on the concert stage and innovative approach to music-making provoked both the epithets ‘genius’ and ‘charlatan… Stokowski’s unorthodoxy is perhaps his greatest legacy, for it was his willingness to take risks and challenge convention that occasioned his most significant triumphs” (University of Pennsylvania).
Light rippling to photographic paper. Near-fine and suitable for framing.