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MELVIN SOKOLSKY
March 30, 2010, 2:17 am
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Born and raised in Lower Manhattan in the late 1930’s, Melvin gained recognition as per his 1963 Bubble series, in which grandiose human size bubbles of eloquent, high fashion ladies were seamlessly floating  over urban settings and waterscapes. “I’d have to credit Hieronymus Bosch for those images,” he notes, “if you look at his painting The Garden of Earthly Delights you will come across a nude couple in a bubble. That image stayed with me from childhood.” Melvin is a self-taught photographer and by the age of 21 he was invited to join the ranks of photo staff of Harper’s Bazaar by Henry Wolf, the magazine’s visionary art director. There’s so much to be said about self-taught artists who are hungry enough to go through great lengths and work twice as hard. And in Melvin’s case he went against the aesthetic conventions within the advertising and  editorial realms. Dixie


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