Kennedy Family, ‘Jacqueline Kennedy Sits at John F. Kennedy’s Senate Desk’

By Mark Shaw
Washington D.C., U.S.A. 1959
Estate stamped digital archival print
Edition of 30
Paper size 17h x 22w inches
Price on Request

This poignant portrait was transformed into a postcard for the hugely popular 2001 exhibition of Jackie’s clothing which opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and travelled around America. Depicting Jackie relaxing at the Senate’s desk, the photograph illustrates the authority and respect she held in the public spotlight.

Shaw first photographed the Kennedys in 1959 for Life magazine. He subsequently developed a close friendship with the family that gave him extraordinary and informal access to their inner circle. He became the Kennedys’ unofficial family photographer and his captivating shots capture some of their most intimate and candid moments. Photographs include Kennedy’s favourite ever shot of himself, walking alone on the dunes at Hyannis Port, plus images on the campaign trail, relaxing at home with friends, entertaining at the White House, and the sombre days immediately following JFK’s assassination.

Mark Shaw’s vintage silver gelatin prints were all produced under his supervision. There are a limited number of these prints available for sale and are mainly one off prints. Most works depict the Kennedy family. There are a few vintage prints available of Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and other celebrities. They were produced during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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