Monday, November 28, 2011
Erwin Blumenfeld: Vintage Fashion @Houk
Comments/Context: Erwin Blumenfeld's fashion photography takes many of the visual motifs from Surrealism and Dada and mixes them together with stylish glamour in a manner driven by risk-taking experimentation. While his covers and spreads are full of the usual array of striking models in elegant designer clothing, it is his use of unexpected and unorthodox methods and manipulations that makes his images durably exciting.
Collector's POV: The works in the show are priced between $22000 and $40000, with one print marked POR. Blumenfeld's photographs are often available in the secondary markets, with recent prices at auction ranging from $2000 to $58000.
Erwin Blumenfeld: Vintage Fashion
Through January 7th
Edwynn Houk Gallery
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151