Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Bernard Madoff

Bernie Madoff, 1988

Bernard Madoff has made an application for clemency in the hope of reducing his 150 year sentence he received for his Ponzi scheme. In 1988, Mrs. Madoff gifted a portrait sitting with Mr. Karsh to her husband. Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 crimes in 2009 and we rediscovered the images when Vanity Fair magazine called to ask about licensing them alongside an interview they were doing with Madoff’s long term secretary.

With more than 15,000 sittings on record, we still turn up surprises!