31 May 2007
Running Legs, 42nd Street, New York, 1940-41
gelatin silver print
numbered 'C ¼' in unknown hand in pencil in estate copyright credit stamp on verso
13 5/8 x 16 5/8in. (34.6 x 42.3cm.)
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Lisette Model, Aperture, 1979, pp.92-93, there titled 'Fifth Avenue'; Thomas, Lisette Model, National Gallery of Canada, 1990, p.240, pl.98; Stourdzé & Thomas, Lisette Model, Baudoin Lebon/Léo Scheer, 2002, p.66.
Large-format vintage prints of Model's work, such as the present lot, are exceedingly rare.
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'The elegance of [Model's] Running Legs had not gone unnoticed in the fashion world: Richard Avedon's and Karen Radkai's single leg images testify to this.' -- Ann Thomas (Lisette Model, National Gallery of Canada, 1990, p.101.)
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