From 1992 to 2004, Dieter Blum worked for the tobacco company Philip Morris. With his photographs shot for Marlboro campaigns, he coined the image of advertising decisively. The present serigraph is one of the most famous pictures of the series ‘Tasting Freedom’ and features a cowboy lighting a cigarette.
The serigraph is in very good condition, showing only minor handling creases and minor traces from use to the frame.
Dieter Blum (b. 1936)
Dieter Blum was born in Esslingen and discovered his interest in photography already in his youth. Since 1964, Dieter Blum has been working as a freelance photographer. He has received commissions by magazines such as Der Spiegel, Stern, Time and Vanity Fair. Blum has also portrayed the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for more than thirty years and therefore received the World Press Award in 1982. He is especially known for his pictures of Marlboro campaigns as well as for his documentations of professional dancers. In 2015, he was awarded the Médaille de Vermeil Arts-Sciences-Lettres for his life’s work in Paris. Blum’s works have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions all over the world. The artist lives and works in Düsseldorf. (cko)