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By Kiša Lala

Yul Brynner Self Portrait
"YUL BRYNNER The King and I, Self-Portrait, 1956 color print, 30 x 40" (paper) - Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY"

Victoria Brynner, daughter of the late Yul Brynner, has published a four-volume book of the actor's photographs, and the Lehman Maupin gallery is exhibiting excerpts of them to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the actor's death.

Brynner, who is known for his roles in such films as The King and I, Westworld, and The Ten Commandments, took candid images of friends, family, and many of his Hollywood co-workers on and off the film sets.

YUL BRYNNER,  Salvador Dali painting Amanda Lear, Spain, 1971
"YUL BRYNNER, Salvador Dali painting Amanda Lear, Spain, 1971, Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY"

YUK BRYNNER, The Ten Commandments, Cast Members, 1956
"YUL BRYNNER, The Ten Commandments, Cast Members, 1956, color print 16 x 20 inches, Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY"

Taken from each of the four volumes, the images "Lifestyle," "Life on Set," "1956," and "Man of Style," depict such scenes as a running Frank Sinatra, just descended from a helicopter; Elizabeth Taylor relaxing poolside; Audrey Hepburn in a gondola; and portraits of a pregnant Mia Farrow. All shot in either nostalgic 1950s colors or a more gritty black and white, they bring to light Brynner's latent talent as a photographer, and his skilled eye for capturing public performers in rare, unguarded moments.

Reception for Victoria Brynner, Sunday September 12, 2010 3-5pm at Lehmann Maupin 201 Chrystie Street, New York