Rare art prints of Steve McQueen available on IconicPhotos.com
IconicPhotos.com, a new Web site, has signed photographers Barbara McQueen and Dave Friedman, to an exclusive deal that offers limited edition prints of Steve McQueen to the public.
These images offer a privileged insight into a previously unseen side of one of the 20th Century's most charismatic and admired stars, and a rare treat for collectors and fans.
“For the past two years, the only way someone could purchase my limited edition prints were if you attended one of my photo exhibitions,” said Barbara McQueen. “Now they’re available to everyone online by going to www.iconicphotos.com.”
Barbara McQueen had carved a very successful career for herself as a fashion model when she met actor Steve McQueen in 1977. At a time when she was stepping back from the modeling industry, McQueen was equally beginning to turn his back on the trappings of Hollywood stardom. They were to spend the next three years together, marrying in 1980 the year of Steve's death. During that time, she captured wonderful and unique images that the very private McQueen allowed to no one else.
Barbara's photographs, approximately 400 in all, record a behind the scenes life of personal pleasures and enthusiasms — hitting the road in Steve's pickup truck, visiting collectors' shows and swap-meets, driving 700 miles for a rare World War I motorcycle, flying a vintage mail plane, and generally ducking out of Hollywood. About 150 of those photos were featured in her 2006 book, Steve McQueen: The Last Mile. (Dalton Watson Fine Books)
Dave Friedman is a world renowned photographer and motion picture Still Photographer known for his pictures of celebrities and cinema, racing and ballet. His collection also included photos of Bruce Lee, John Travolta, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson.
As the still photographer on Tom Horn and The Hunter, Friedman collection includes approximately 40 photos of the iconic superstar at work and play on the set of his last two pictures.
Friedman, who resides in southern California and is working on a photo book regarding his Hollywood years, called My Life In The Movies. (Dalton Watson Fine Books). The book is expected to have a May 2008 release date.
For more information, logon to www.IconicPhotos.com.