Tony Curtis, 2010.iCons project for Elton John AIDS Foundation


I was trying to shoot Tony for many years but he was either always busy or not feeling well. I had a trip to LA planned so I dropped Tony a note saying I was on the West Coast and tried again to set up a shoot. To my shock I received a note back saying that if I traveled to Vegas that I could shoot him at his house. I was thrilled and literally was counting the days down before I flew to the US. The day before I left my mobile phone rang and saw it was his number. I answered with a heavy heart as I was expecting him to cancel the shoot; but instead in a quiet and humble voice Tony said 'Andy I know you are coming to photograph me tomorrow and I have seen your amazing work. I’m not in a good way at the moment but can I ask you one thing? Can you make me look like an icon just one more time?' it didn't take me long to think of my flag idea as I knew his nickname was the American Prince. But meeting Tony was one of the highlights of my career as not only was he one of my icons but he was also a genuinely nice guy. Little was I to know Tony would die only a few days later and this would be the very last portrait taken of him.

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TONY CURTIS

Artwork Highlights


Photoshoot Details

Location : Tony Curtis' House,                                 Las Vegas
Date         : 2010
Artist       : Tony Curtis


Material

Giclée fine art print.


Sizes

SMALL: 24 x 20 inch | Edition of 70

MEDIUM: 40 x 30 inch | Edition of 50

LARGE: 60 x 40 inch | Edition of 30


Certification

Each print is signed, numbered and embossed by the artist.


Framing Options

Black or white painted ash frames with a matt lacquer.

A Unique Opportunity


If you love this artist and this beautiful artwork, get it now while you can. The pieces will not be made available again, making these a really limited collection.

ABOUT TONY CURTIS

Born in New York on June 3, 1925, Tony Curtis's piercing blue eyes and good looks gained him a great deal of attention at a young age.

After enlisting in the U.S. Navy and serving in World War II, the aspiring actor moved to Hollywood, California. His career took off following his high-profile marriage to Janet Leigh in 1951, which produced daughters Kelly Lee and Jamie Lee Curtis.

In the late 1950s and '60s, Curtis starred in films like Houdini, Operation Petticoat, Some Like It Hot, The Defiant Ones and Spartacus. He later appeared in a variety of low-profile films and on various television shows.

He died of cardiac arrest on September 30, 2010, in Henderson, Nevada.