Vintage Collectibles - Ron Church Collection

POLKA DOT BIKINI (1964)

We have the unique opportunity to present this series of limited edition black-and-white prints by noted surfing photographer Ron Church. Church recorded the end of an era when surfing was still in its infancy, an amateur sport. He grew up in the Southern California area, spending countless hours in and around the water, photographing the newly emerging surf culture. With a creative eye, Church became fascinated by the sea and soon became a noted underwater photographer and cinematographer, working alongside Jacques Cousteau, among others. Church also did considerable underwater photography for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Sea World San Diego, and the U.S. Department of Interior. He published a number of written works; the most highly celebrated among the surf culture was SURFER in Hawaii, a John Severson publication that he co-wrote with legendary oceanographer and surfer Ricky Grigg. Church was also one of the earliest contributing photographers for SURFER Magazine, of course! A limited edition boxed portfolio of twelve 13 inch by 19 inch photographs is also available in conjunction with Quint Contemporary Art. These are printed on archival paper and presented in a custom linen box. The images chronicle the early 1960s surf era of Southern California and Hawaii and include photographs of Sunset Beach, Windansea, Wiamea, and La Jolla Cove. Only 40 of these boxed sets will be made available to the public on October 1, 2006. Please contact us for futher information. This image features a shapely lady wearing a polka dot bikini on the beach. Check the vintage boards! Measures approximately 16 inches by 20 inches. Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board. Professional framing is available at an additional cost upon request. Click Here for a closer look.

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