5 April 2013
ERWIN BLUMENFELD (1897-1969)
Nude under Wet Silk, Paris, 1939
gelatin silver print
image/sheet: 11¾ x 9½in. (29.8 x 24.2cm.)
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Erwin Blumenfeld, Folkwang Museum, 1975, pl. 26; Ewing/Schinz, Blumenfeld Photographs: A Passion for Beauty, Harry N. Abrams, 1996, pl. 61; Blumenfeld: My One Hundred Best Photographs, A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1981, pl. 133, variant
Prints by Blumenfeld from his early career in Paris in the late 1930s are extremely rare. Blumenfeld's work is typically unsigned.
Please also see lot 136 for another important print, Dictator, from this period.
Their insolent beauty all the more naked for their transparent veils...there was born in me a desire to see through the transparency. Erwin Blumenfeld
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