Fernand Fonssagrives, ‘The Dancer’, 1952, Doyle
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The Dancer, 1952

Gelatin silver print
13 × 9 7/8 in
33 × 25.1 cm
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Doyle

This copy 14 from the edition of 50. Several minor retouchings noted, a fine example. Framed

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Signed, titled, annotated and editioned in pencil on verso
Fernand Fonssagrives
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The French-born Fernand Fonssagrives (1910-2003) was a pioneer in "beauty" photography. A onetime dancer, he took up photography while recuperating from an injury, when his first wife, Lisa, gave him a Rolleiflex camera. "It became," he said, "part of my body." He went on to become one of the preeminent fashion photographers of his day, and she, a famed model. His photographs frequently appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Town & Country. Fonssagrives subsequently expanded his practice to sculpture and painting, as well, and lived the last years of his life in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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This copy 14 from the edition of 50. Several minor retouchings noted, a fine example. Framed

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Signed, titled, annotated and editioned in pencil on verso
Fernand Fonssagrives
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The French-born Fernand Fonssagrives (1910-2003) was a pioneer in "beauty" photography. A onetime dancer, he took up photography while recuperating from an injury, when his first wife, Lisa, gave him a Rolleiflex camera. "It became," he said, "part of my body." He went on to become one of the preeminent fashion photographers of his day, and she, a famed model. His photographs frequently appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Town & Country. Fonssagrives subsequently expanded his practice to sculpture and painting, as well, and lived the last years of his life in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Dancer, 1952

Gelatin silver print
13 × 9 7/8 in
33 × 25.1 cm
Bidding closed
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