Lisette Model, ‘Coney Island bather, New York’, 1939-1941, Phillips
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Lisette Model

Coney Island bather, New York, 1939-1941

Gelatin silver print from Twelve Photographs, printed 1976.
19 1/2 × 15 3/5 in
49.5 × 39.7 cm
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Signed and numbered 'VIII - 60/75' in pencil on the verso.
Lisette Model
American-Austrian, 1901–1983
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While training as a musician in Vienna, Lisette Model studied under the avant-garde composer Arnold Schoenberg, who introduced her to the Expressionist painters of the early 20th century. Influenced by European modernist philosophy and aesthetics, Model abandoned music in Paris in 1933, taking up painting and then photography. She gained initial renown for a series of photographs of men and women lounging in deck chairs along the Promenade des Anglais in the south of France. In 1938, she relocated to New York with her husband (the artist Evsa Model), where she took photographs of exuberant characters on the streets of New York—catching reflections of individuals in store windows and images of feet in motion and holidaymakers around Coney Island. Model taught at the New School where one of her most famous students was Diane Arbus, and was published by Harper’s Bazaar and other magazines.

Lisette Model, ‘Coney Island bather, New York’, 1939-1941, Phillips
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Signed and numbered 'VIII - 60/75' in pencil on the verso.
Lisette Model
American-Austrian, 1901–1983
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While training as a musician in Vienna, Lisette Model studied under the avant-garde composer Arnold Schoenberg, who introduced her to the Expressionist painters of the early 20th century. Influenced by European modernist philosophy and aesthetics, Model abandoned music in Paris in 1933, taking up painting and then photography. She gained initial renown for a series of photographs of men and women lounging in deck chairs along the Promenade des Anglais in the south of France. In 1938, she relocated to New York with her husband (the artist Evsa Model), where she took photographs of exuberant characters on the streets of New York—catching reflections of individuals in store windows and images of feet in motion and holidaymakers around Coney Island. Model taught at the New School where one of her most famous students was Diane Arbus, and was published by Harper’s Bazaar and other magazines.

Lisette Model

Coney Island bather, New York, 1939-1941

Gelatin silver print from Twelve Photographs, printed 1976.
19 1/2 × 15 3/5 in
49.5 × 39.7 cm
Bidding closed
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