On one occasion in 1959, Coop presented the tiny terror with a Stetson and revolver from one of his Westerns, to the artist’s obvious delight.
The artist with Gary Cooper’s gun and hat in 1959
Photographer André Villers was on hand to capture the moment, and his alluring image of same will be on offer at Bonhams‘ Photographs sale in London on Nov. 17.
Estimated at up to about $4,700, it’s worth far more as evidence of the intersection of two pop culture icons.
Too bad they never made a movie together….
- Posted November 11, 2011
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