Elise Daniels with Street performers, suit by Balenciaga, Le Marais, Paris, August 1948.  thumbnail 1
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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case X, Shelf 903, Box D

Elise Daniels with Street performers, suit by Balenciaga, Le Marais, Paris, August 1948.

Photograph
August 1948 (photographed), 1981 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Photograph


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin-silver print
Brief Description
Avedon, Richard. 'Elise Daniels with Street performers, suit by Balenciaga, Le Marais, Paris', August 1948. Published in American Harper's Bazaar, October 1948.
Physical Description
Photograph
Dimensions
  • Height: 36cm
  • Width: 44.9cm
Credit line
Copyright Richard Avedon, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Object history
Richard Avedon has transformed fashion photography and portraiture alike, creating an instantly identifiable aesthetic which has influenced countless others. His ‘signature’ large format studio portraits of politicians, writers and artists render the sitters "symbolic of themselves", as he put it. His use of stark white backgrounds and life-size printing places viewers in a new relationship to the photographic image - a physical and almost confrontational one. His ability to create visual tension and surprise through unexpected contrasts is unparalleled.
Bibliographic Reference
Claire Wilcox, ed. The Golden Age of Couture. Paris and London 1947 - 1957 London:V&A Publications, 2007. 224p. ISBN: 9781851775200 (hbk); 9781851775217 (pbk).
Collection
Accession Number
PH.13A-1985

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record createdJuly 28, 2003
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