navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Lillian Bassman

Across the Restaurant at Le Grand Vefour, Barbara Mullen, Harper's Bazaar, Paris, 1949

Gelatin silver, 2006
33 3/4 × 29 1/4 in
85.7 × 74.3 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed Dimensions 45 X 43 Inches

Condition Report: A few small abrasions to the lower left corner …

Read more

Framed Dimensions 45 X 43 Inches

Condition Report: A few small abrasions to the lower left corner and center tight edge; otherwise, there do not appear to be any major condition issues affecting the image.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed and editioned '14/25' in pencil verso.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Lillian Bassman
American, 1917–2012
Follow

Lillian Bassman’s work as a photographer may have never been noticed by the art world if it weren’t for a trash bag full of her negatives that were found when she was already in her 70s. Bassman got her start as an art director under the tutelage of Alexey Brodovitch at Harper’s Bazaar. Working on a spin-off of the magazine, she showcased the work of photographers like Richard Avedon and Robert Frank, artists who inspired her to explore the medium herself. She developed a signature style, capturing dreamy black-and-white portraits of graceful models through experiments in the darkroom—cropping, toning, bleaching, and using gauzes and tissues to manipulate images until they took on the look of mysterious fashion illustrations.

navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed Dimensions 45 X 43 Inches

Condition Report: A few small abrasions to the lower left corner …

Read more

Framed Dimensions 45 X 43 Inches

Condition Report: A few small abrasions to the lower left corner and center tight edge; otherwise, there do not appear to be any major condition issues affecting the image.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed and editioned '14/25' in pencil verso.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Lillian Bassman
American, 1917–2012
Follow

Lillian Bassman’s work as a photographer may have never been noticed by the art world if it weren’t for a trash bag full of her negatives that were found when she was already in her 70s. Bassman got her start as an art director under the tutelage of Alexey Brodovitch at Harper’s Bazaar. Working on a spin-off of the magazine, she showcased the work of photographers like Richard Avedon and Robert Frank, artists who inspired her to explore the medium herself. She developed a signature style, capturing dreamy black-and-white portraits of graceful models through experiments in the darkroom—cropping, toning, bleaching, and using gauzes and tissues to manipulate images until they took on the look of mysterious fashion illustrations.

Lillian Bassman

Across the Restaurant at Le Grand Vefour, Barbara Mullen, Harper's Bazaar, Paris, 1949

Gelatin silver, 2006
33 3/4 × 29 1/4 in
85.7 × 74.3 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Lillian Bassman
Related works
Most Similar