by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
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- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1502 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.
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In 1956 Kasmin became Kar's assistant, often encouraging her to photograph writers that he was eager to meet such as T.S. Eliot. Kar photographed Kasmin at his home, 18 Fouberts Place, London. On the fireplace are a Ben Nicholson relief, African combs and a pre-Columbian pot.