DATE: December 20, 2011
through January 7, 2012
Paris Vogue, Eiffel Tower, May 1939, ©
Erwin Blumenfeld Family/Courtesy Edwynn Houk
Gallery, New York.
force in fashion photography, Erwin Blumenfeld lead the way for future
fashion greats, including Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Herb Ritts.
All these photographers in their time infused art into fashion and have
been remembered to Art History for their hybridization, their elevation
of the commercial to the fine. The European style of Blumenfeld
splashed the covers Vogue and Harper's Bazaar with undertones to Dada
and Surrealism. The unique vision and experimental techniques put him
on the map. The images included in the Houk Gallery exhibition are from
a private collection and highlight the diversity of the artist's work.
Though this is only a taste of what the photographer was capable of
they do allow us the unique chance to view original prints full of
dramatic elegance and sophistication.
For more information or to preview the exhibition please visit Houk Gallery
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