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Fame Slept Here

39 WEST 67TH STREET, APT. 1403
The Facts: 1,250-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bath co-op.
Asking Price: $1.7 million.
Maintenance: $2,242 per month.
Agent: Todd Stevens, Prudential Douglas Elliman.

This high-ceilinged two-bedroom co-op has been home to not one but two legendary photographers—both of whom resided and worked in the space. From the forties to the seventies, it was the studio of Arnold Newman (pictured), the master of “environmental portraits” of everyone from Igor Stravinsky to Mickey Mantle to Andy Warhol. Newman is said to have had portrait sessions with both Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy in this studio—though, sadly for us, not at the same time. When he moved on, Newman sold the property to David McCabe, who, interestingly enough, had also photographed Warhol. In the early sixties, the Pop painter had chosen McCabe to take a series of day-in-the-life pictures that were later collected in a well-regarded book, A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol. The photo lineage seems to end here, however: A fashion executive just went into contract for the apartment.


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