Fashion Photo, Edward Steichen
Edward Steichen
Fashion Photo
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Edward Steichen

Fashion Photo, 1937


Bild
25.1 x 20.1 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on paper
Inventory Number
St.F.177
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

"Make 'Vogue' into a Louvre", commented Edward Steichen in 1934, at a time when he had already been chief photographer at 'Vogue' and 'Vanity Fair' for eleven years. His presentations continue to influence our ideas of glamour. It was Steichen who staged Hollywood and Broadway stars in the right light, in photos that transformed fashion into art. In this shot for 'Vogue', the model in the billowing gown resembles the Louvre's 'Nike of Samothrace'. After the Second World War, Steichen headed the photographic department at the New York Museum of Modern Art, for which he also curated the legendary exhibition 'The Family of Man'.

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Title
Fashion Photo
Photographer
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Am Bildrand oben rechts die ins Negativ geschriebene Notiz „1880.8 VOGUE“, auf der Rückseite mit Bleistift u.a. die Datierung 1937, außerdem Stempel „PHOTOGRAPH BY EDWARD STEICHEN / Printed from the original negative“.

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Associated Source
  • Vogue, Modezeitschrift

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20.08.2019