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Edward Quinn (1920-1997) lived and worked as photographer on the Côte d’Azur. During the “Golden Fifties” this was the playground of celebrities from the world of show biz, art and business. The rich and the famous came to the Riviera to congregate and relax. But the movie stars knew how much their off-screen image counted and Quinn more than anyone else was at the right place at the right time being able to get spontaneous and enchanting images. They catch the unique charm, sophistication and chic of a legendary era. His nephew Wolfgang and Ursula Frei are taking care of the extensive portfolio. Photos for media, exhibitions and collectors The archive consists of more than 100‘000 negatives, many of which have never been printed or published. A limited selection of photos is published on our website. Please get in touch so we can advise you on what we have and how to make the best use of it.

Modern and Estate prints Exhibition quality, barytabased silver gelatin paper, stamped, signed and approved by his late wife Gret Quinn or Wolfgang Frei, nephew of Edward Quinn. Vintage prints Stamped and some of them signed by Edward or Gret Quinn.

Brigitte Bardot / Warren Beatty / Ingrid B Richard Burton / Claudia Cardinale / Cha Alain Delon / Catherine Deneuve / Marlen Ferrer / Errol Flynn / Henry Fonda / Jane F Gabor / Greta Garbo / Ava Gardner Hayward / Rita Hayworth / Audrey Hepbu Jßrgens / Danny Kaye / Grace Kelly / Burt L Sophia Loren / Silvana Mangano / Jayne Giulietta Masina / Marcello Mastroianni / S Moreau / Yves Montand / Michèle Morg Olivier / Irene Papas / Gregory Peck / A Quinn / Edward G. Robinson / Ginger Rog Seberg / Simone Signoret / Frank Sinatra / Tracy / Peter Ustinov / Raf Vallone / John


ergman / Marlon Brando / Yul Brynner / rlie Chaplin / Gary Cooper / Doris Day / e Dietrich / Kirk Douglas / Fernandel / Mel Fonda / Clark Gable / Jean Gabin / Zsa Zsa / Judy Garland / Cary Grant / Susan rn / William Holden / Rock Hudson / Curd Lancaster / Vivien Leigh / Gina Lollobrigida / Mansfield / Jean Marais / Dean Martin / teve McQueen / Robert Mitchum / Jeanne an / David Niven / Kim Novak / Laurence nthony Perkins / Will Quadflieg / Anthony ers / Jane Russell / Romy Schneider / Jean James Stewart / Elizabeth Taylor / Spencer Wayne / Orson Welles / Natalie Wood






Konrad Adenauer / Gianni Agnelli / Akihit of Monaco / Baudouin, King of Belgium Monaco / Winston Churchill / Jacques-Yv nam / Luis Miguel Dominguin / Anthony Elizabeth, Princess of England / Ludwig Er Fath / Charles de Gaulle / Grace, Princess Habsburg / Maharanee of Heiderabad / of the Netherlands / Daniel-Henry Kahnwe Prince Aga Khan / Prince Aly Khan / Beg Aimé Maeght / Elsa Maxwell / François Onassis / Tina Onassis / Abbé Pierre / Carl Ray Robinson / Porfirio Rubirosa / Gunter S Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Persia / Soraya, Pr Monaco / Baron Heinrich Thyssen / Umbe


o, later Emperor of Japan / Albert, Prince / Karlheinz BĂśhm / Caroline, Princess of ves Cousteau / Bao Dai, Emperor of VietEden / Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh / hard / Farouk, ex King of Egypt / Jacques of Monaco / Nubar Gulbenkian / Otto von Hussein, King of Jordania /Juliana, Queen iler / Christine Keeler / John F. Kennedy / um Aga Khan / Prince Karim Aga Khan / Mitterrand / Stavros Niarchos / Aristotle o Ponti / Rainier, Prince of Monaco / Sugar achs / Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia / incess of Persia / StĂŠphanie, Princess of rto, ex King of Italy / Duke of Windsor




Louis Aragon / Francis Bacon / Georg Bas Alexander Calder / Maria Callas / Pablo Maurice Chevalier / René Clair / GeorgesLe Corbusier / Salvador Dalí / Miles Davis Federico Fellini / Ella Fitzgerald /Margot Gilot / Dizzy Gillespie / Juliette Gréco / Je Hartung / Françoise Hardy / Alfred Hitchco Huxley / Mick Jagger / Alex Korda / Alberto W. Somerset Maugham / André Maurois Moretti / Rudolf Nurejew / Max Ophüls / Penrose / Edith Piaf / Pablo Picasso / Pic Preminger / Jacques Prévert / Roberto Ros Georges Simenon / Graham Sutherland Roger Vadim / André Verdet / Xavier Vilat


elitz / Gilbert Bécaud / Anthony Burgess / Casals / Claude Chabrol / Marc Chagall / Henri Clouzot / Jean Cocteau / Colette / s / Jean Dubuffet / T.S. Eliot / Max Ernst / Fonteyn / Alberto Giacometti / Françoise ean-Luc Godard / Graham Greene / Hans ck / David Hockney / John Huston / Aldous o Magnelli / André Malraux / Henri Matisse / / Joan Miró / Yves Montand / Raymond Marcel Pagnol / Manuel Pallarés / Roland asso’s children / Jacqueline Picasso / Otto sellini / Jaime Sabertés / Françoise Sagan / / Dorothea Tanning / François Truffaut / o / Luchino Visconti / Andy Warhol






Beauty Queens / Berlin / Boats / Bullfight and Fashion / Cats / Fashion Shows / Flood Nights / Gypsies / Herdsmen and Ca Harbours / Ireland / James Joyce’s Dublin Riviera places: Antibes, Beaulieu, Cagnes Eze, Golfe-Juan, Grasse, Juan-les-Pins, Nice/Nizza, Promenade des Anglais, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Saint-Jean-Ca Villefranche / Rallye Monte Carlo / Racin Siam, Joakim Bonnier, Jack Brabham, Ton Jim Clark, Patrick Depailler, Juan Man Hawthorn, Graham Hill, Phil Hill, James Lauda, Jochen Mass, Bruce McLaren, St Trips, Luigi Villoresi, John Watson / Starl


t / Carnival Nice / Cars of the ‘50s / Cars desaster Fréjus 1959 / Forest fires / Gala margue horses / Monaco Grand Prix / / Pétanque / Photographers / Pin-ups / s/Mer, Cannes, La Colle-sur-Loup, Digne, La Turbie, Martigues, Menton, Monaco, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Saint-Tropez, p-Ferrat, Saint-Paul de Vence, Vallauris, g Drivers: Alberto Ascari, Prince Bira of ny Brooks, Colin Chapman, Louis Chiron, uel Fangio, Toulo de Graffenried, Mike Hunt, Innes Ireland, Jacques Lafitte, Niki irling Moss, Lance Reventlow, Baron von ets / Tanger / Yachts / Zürich 1954




1 Alain Delon and Jane Fonda, Antibes 1964. 2 Gina Lollobrigida, Monte Carlo 1955. Yul Brynner, Saint-Tropez 1959. Brigitte Bardot, Nice 1959. 3 Elizabeth Taylor, Cannes 1957. Grace Kelly, Cannes 1954. 4 Sophia Loren, Cannes 1955. Porfirio Rubirosa and Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nice 1953. Kim Novak and Gary Grant, Cannes 1959. 5 The Duke of Windsor and his dog, Nice 1954. The Begum Aga Khan, Nice 1952. 6 Aristotle Onassis, Monte Carlo 1955. Winston Churchill, Maria Callas, Eugenie Niarchos, Monte Carlo 1959. Winston Churchill and Lady Clementine, Monte Carlo 1958. 7 Karim Aga Khan, Nice 1959. La Môme Moineau, Cannes 1954. Grace Kelly‘s first meeting with Prince Rainier, Monaco 1955. Chagall, Giacometti, Malraux, Miró, Saint-Paul-de-Vence 1964. 8 Georg Baselitz, Schloss Derneburg 1987. Pablo Picasso, Nice 1955. 9 Alexander Calder, Saint-Paul-de-Vence 1961. Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, Seillans 1971. Salvador Dalí, Cadaqués 1957. 10 Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin 1953. David Hockney, London 1975. Jean Cocteau, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat 1952. Francis Bacon, London 1980. 11 Alberto Giacometti, Saint-Paul-de-Vence 1964. 12 Monaco Grand Prix 1950. Photographers, Cannes 1955. Edward Quinn and Myriam Bru, Juan-les-Pins 1951. Stirling Moss. Monaco Grand Prix 1955. 13 Pin-up Catherine Martel 1951. Contact sheet. A traffic jam, Menton 1955. 14 Old ladies, Haut-de-Cagnes 1954. Playing football, Dublin 1963. Gypsy boy ad his dog, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer 1952. Ladies visiting Onassis‘ yacht, Monte Carlo 1957.

Biography The Irish-born Edward Quinn (1920 -1997) lived and worked on the French Riviera since the fifties. His apprentice years as photographer coincided with the rise of the Côte d’Azur as a jet-set destination for film stars, millionaires and royalty, thanks largely to the fame of Brigitte Bardot and Princess Grace. His portraits from these years caught the flavour of the glamorous post-war guilt-free world, and remain fresh, elegant and informal. His friendship with Picasso began in 1951 and lasted until the artist’s death in 1973. During those twenty years an extensive photographic opus evolved around Picasso–and included his own contribution–which found its expression in numerous exhibitions and in four books and three films. In the early 1970s Quinn took a long trip to Ireland with his camera to record Dublin and its people. The result was „James Joyce’s Dublin“, a book in which photos were matched with selected quotations from Joyce’s works. Motivated by his association with Picasso, Quinn concentrated more and more since the sixties on cooperation with a number of artists to which, amongst others, Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dalí and David Hockney belonged. A similar intensive association as the one with Picasso bound him since the late eighties to Georg Baselitz. At the beginning of the nineties, Quinn moved to Lake Zurich and lived there, until his death in 1997, with his Swiss wife Gret who continued to catalogue the comprehensive “Edward Quinn Archive.” 2007 the new book “Riviera Cocktail” and two years later “Stars and Cars of the ‘50s” were published. Scan Code for „Riviera Cocktail“ Documentary >

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