Miss out?

Another unique item may be just around the corner!

Contact us
Charity percentage

The Prize

The Reagans Dance, 1995
Photo by Harry Benson
Edition 4/35
Dimensions – 85 x 76 cm

The work is framed.

Scottish photojournalist Harry Benson came to America with the Beatles in 1964. Harry photographed every U.S. president from Eisenhower to Barack H. Obama.

In 2013 Harry received several honorary doctorates. In 2009 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and received his honor at Buckingham Palace. Twice named NPPA Magazine Photographer of the Year, Harry received the 2005 LUCIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in Portrait Photography; the 2005 AMERICAN PHOTO Magazine Award for Achievement in Photography; the 2006 Scottish Press Photographers Association Lifetime Achievement Award; and has twice received the Leica Medal of Excellence. He has had 40 solo gallery exhibitions and published 14 books of his photographs.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., both museums hosting his exhibition Harry Benson: Being There (2006-7). A major retrospective exhibition of Harry's photographs was at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow from June to September 2008.

Harry was under contract with LIFE Magazine from 1970 to 2000.

His photographs appear in major magazines including Vanity Fair, Town & Country, Architectural Digest, Time, Newsweek, Vice, Paris Match and The London Sunday Times Magazine. Harry lives in Wellington, Florida with his wife, Gigi, who works with him on his book and exhibition projects. Their two daughters, Wendy and Tessa, live and work in Los Angeles.

The purchase of unique items through an auction house requires careful evaluation by the buyer. We invite you to personally examine all the information and material at your disposal, including our returns policy, before proceeding with purchase.

Item #L12118

  • In condition as donated.

The total cost for this lot does not include shipping costs, which are not specified until auction closing and vary according to the size and weight of the item, as well as the recipient's address. The minimum shipping cost is €25.00. Tickets, vouchers and goods are generally shipped via courier and must be signed for on delivery, unless otherwise stated. In some cases tickets will be left in the auction winner's name for pick up at the ticket office of the event location.

How can we help?

Have a question or need more details? Click below to be connected to our customer service team.

Get in touch with our Help Center