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Lillian Bassman

Barbara Mullen, Essex House, ca. 1950

Gelatin silver print
11 × 14 in
27.9 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$7,500
Ships from Santa Monica, CA, US
Shipping: $125 domestic, $225 rest of world
location
Santa Monica
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About the work
Provenance
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Santa Monica
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Price reflects the work matted and unframed.

Price reflects the work matted and unframed.

Medium
Photography
Condition
Excellent Condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed & numbered in pencil on verso
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Not included
Image rights
©The Estate of Lillian Bassman
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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.

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About the work
Provenance
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Santa Monica
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Price reflects the work matted and unframed.

Price reflects the work matted and unframed.

Medium
Photography
Condition
Excellent Condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed & numbered in pencil on verso
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Image rights
©The Estate of Lillian Bassman
Price ranges of photographs by Lillian Bassman
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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, Essex House, ca. 1950

Gelatin silver print
11 × 14 in
27.9 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$7,500
Ships from Santa Monica, CA, US
Shipping: $125 domestic, $225 rest of world
location
Santa Monica
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
Secure payment
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