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Model and Mannequin. New York. American Vogue Cover, 1 Nov 1945

1945 (photographed), 1 Nov 1945 (published)
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TitleModel and Mannequin. New York. American Vogue Cover, 1 Nov 1945 (popular title)
Materials and techniques
Hand-pulled dye-transfer prints from original Ektachromes
Brief description
Blumenfeld, 'Model and Mannequin. New York. American Vogue Cover, 1 Nov 1945'.
Physical description
  • Paper height: 490mm
  • Paper width: 403mm
  • Image height: 303mm
  • Image width: 262mm
Gallery label
‘Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography’, 2014. Label text: Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969) Model and Mannequin American Vogue cover, 1945 The viewer is immediately drawn to the bright splashes of colour in this photograph. The vibrant beauty of the model on the right overwhelms that of the inanimate mannequin beside her. Stunning crimson lips provide the focal point on several of Blumenfeld’s most successful Vogue covers. Modern dye-transfer print from original Ektachrome transparency Museum no. PH.231-1985 (07 03 2014)
Object history
From "Blumenfeld Color". Portfolio of ten prints from transparencies of the 1940s and 1950s [Ph.229 to 238-1985]. Each stamped in ink on the back 'authorised by the estate (c) Erwin Blumenfeld' and the stamps initialled in pencil by the publisher 'fg'. Each numbered in pencil on the back '9/50'.
Blumenfeld had close connections with the Berlin Dadadists, and he and his friend Paul Citroen were names as the co-leaders of the Amsterdam branch of Dada (where Blumenfled moved in 1918) by Richard Huelsenbeck. See Martin Harrison, introduction to 'Shots of Style', V&A Musuem, London, 1985.
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Record createdSeptember 18, 2008
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