Shutterstock Acquires Iconic Imagery from The Kobal Collection and The Art Archive
"The Art Archive and Kobal Collection immortalize some of the finest works of art, ancient historic events and over 100 years of iconic cinematic legends," said
Ben Pfeifer, Senior Vice President of Business Development at
Marilyn Monroe. They represent a unique wealth of rare images which are invaluable for book publishing, documentaries or creative projects."
The world-renowned Kobal Collection, originally conceived from one man's passion, preserves irreplaceable behind the scenes stills, portraits, and original posters issued by movie studios since the early days of cinema. The archive covers over a century of cinema from the very first silent films to today's latest
Marlon Brando and
The Art Archive is a rare and extensive selection of expertly photographed images gathered over many years from the world's leading fine art galleries, museums, and private collections. The artistic breadth of the collection includes thousands of years' worth of ancient civilizations, paintings, historical figures, architecture, religion and science. Covering every aspect of the creative arts and world culture from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics dating back to 2500 BC to Buzz Aldrin's first steps on the moon in the 20th century, the famous and the infamous are all represented in this collection.
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