Erwin Blumenfeld, ‘Surrealist Nude, New York’, 1945, Huxley-Parlour
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Erwin Blumenfeld

Surrealist Nude, New York, 1945

Silver Gelatin Print
13 1/2 × 10 3/4 in
34.3 × 27.3 cm
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London
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Huxley-Parlour
London

Signed by Yvette Blumenfeld and George Deeton and stamped with
the photographer’s estate ink stamp …

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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, ‘Surrealist Nude, New York’, 1945, Huxley-Parlour
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Signed by Yvette Blumenfeld and George Deeton and stamped with
the photographer’s estate ink stamp on reverse
Vintage silver gelatin print, printed circa 1945
13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches

Medium
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

Surrealist Nude, New York, 1945

Silver Gelatin Print
13 1/2 × 10 3/4 in
34.3 × 27.3 cm
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Location
London
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