Lillian Bassman, ‘Barbara Mullen, aboard Le Bateau Mouche, Chanel Advertising Campaign, Paris’, 1960, Photography, Archival pigment print, Edwynn Houk Gallery
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Lillian Bassman

Barbara Mullen, aboard Le Bateau Mouche, Chanel Advertising Campaign, Paris, 1960

Archival pigment print
58 × 42 in
147.3 × 106.7 cm
Edition of 12
.
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Location
New York
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Edwynn Houk Gallery
New York

Reinterpreted 1994.
Framed dimensions: 67 3/8 x 50 3/4 inches (171.1 x 128.9 cm).
Edition of 12.

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Lillian Bassman
American, 1917–2012
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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, ‘Barbara Mullen, aboard Le Bateau Mouche, Chanel Advertising Campaign, Paris’, 1960, Photography, Archival pigment print, Edwynn Houk Gallery
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Edwynn Houk Gallery
New York

Reinterpreted 1994.
Framed dimensions: 67 3/8 x 50 3/4 inches (171.1 x 128.9 cm).
Edition of 12.
Signed and editioned on label, verso.

Medium
Lillian Bassman
American, 1917–2012
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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

Barbara Mullen, aboard Le Bateau Mouche, Chanel Advertising Campaign, Paris, 1960

Archival pigment print
58 × 42 in
147.3 × 106.7 cm
Edition of 12
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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