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Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey

Yul Brynner, The King and I, Self Portrait, 1956
Yul Brynner, The King and I, Self Portrait, 1956

YUL, Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey, an exhibition of photographs by the Academy and Tony Award winning actor, is currently on display at Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York. The exhibition is comprised of 70 works celebrating the release of the book by the same title. The four-volume book, published by Edition 7L and edited by Brynner’s daughter Victoria Brynner, comprises a selection made from 8,000 images and press cuttings, and includes forwards by Ingrid Sischy, Stefano Tonchi, Martin Scorsese and Bruce Weber. According to the gallery, Brynner’s works include photos taken both on and off set of Charlton Heston as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Audrey Hepburn in a gondola in Venice, Elizabeth Taylor relaxing poolside.

The exhibition features photographs from each of the four volumes: “Lifestyle”, “Life on Set”, “1956”, and “Man of Style.” The exhibition accompanies the release of the book and commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Yul Brynner’s death. The book, signed and dated by Victoria Brynner, is available for purchase at Lehmann Maupin. It can also be purchased at Amazon.com.

The exhibition opened September 12 and continues through September 25, 2010.

Visit the Pop Life Art home page for links to the artwork of more than 100 actors, singers,and musicians.

Update, 1/13/2011, Victoria Brynner talks about the book: