Erwin Blumenfeld, ‘Advertisement for Dana Perfumes’, ca. 1950, Edwynn Houk Gallery
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Advertisement for Dana Perfumes, ca. 1950

Inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper
28 1/4 × 22 11/16 in
71.8 × 57.6 cm
Edition of 20 + 4AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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Printed 2016. Estate's blind stamp on recto in margin.
Erwin Blumenfeld
German-American, 1897–1969
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Among the most successful photographers of the 20th century, Erwin Blumenfeld brought a radical, avant-garde vision to his work in portraiture, nudes, fashion, and advertising, effectively re-defining the potential of his medium. Though he took his first photographs in 1907, it was not until 1941, after arriving in New York to escape Nazi persecution, that his career took off. Working for the Condé Nast family of publications, most notably Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, he shot fashion spreads and hundreds of covers, which effectively shaped the look of 1940s and ’50s America. Strands of German Expressionism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, movements with which he experimented while in Europe, run throughout Blumenfeld’s work, apparent, for example, in the most famous cover he shot for Vogue, featuring the face of a model pared down to her lips, eye, and a single beauty mark.

Erwin Blumenfeld, ‘Advertisement for Dana Perfumes’, ca. 1950, Edwynn Houk Gallery
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About the work
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Signature
Printed 2016. Estate's blind stamp on recto in margin.
Erwin Blumenfeld
German-American, 1897–1969
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Among the most successful photographers of the 20th century, Erwin Blumenfeld brought a radical, avant-garde vision to his work in portraiture, nudes, fashion, and advertising, effectively re-defining the potential of his medium. Though he took his first photographs in 1907, it was not until 1941, after arriving in New York to escape Nazi persecution, that his career took off. Working for the Condé Nast family of publications, most notably Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, he shot fashion spreads and hundreds of covers, which effectively shaped the look of 1940s and ’50s America. Strands of German Expressionism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, movements with which he experimented while in Europe, run throughout Blumenfeld’s work, apparent, for example, in the most famous cover he shot for Vogue, featuring the face of a model pared down to her lips, eye, and a single beauty mark.

Advertisement for Dana Perfumes, ca. 1950

Inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper
28 1/4 × 22 11/16 in
71.8 × 57.6 cm
Edition of 20 + 4AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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