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01/03/1950 (made)

20thC; Bassman Lillian

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20thC; Bassman Lillian
  • Image height: 337mm
  • Image width: 270mm
  • Paper height: 353mm
  • Paper width: 278mm
  • Mount height: 420mm
  • Mount width: 353mm
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‘Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography’, 2014. Label text: Lillian Bassman (b.1917) Dress by Omar Kiam for Ben Reig American Harper’s Bazaar, 1950 Bassman said of her photographs: ‘I almost always focus on a long, elegant neck.’ The ethereal quality of her work was achieved by printing through tissue or removing one element of the camera lens to produce a soft-focus effect. Here, the individual white dots on the dress were hand painted onto the photograph after printing. Gelatin silver print Given by Lillian Bassman Museum no. PH.16-1986 (07 03 2014)
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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