Brian Duffy - Tailor-Made: Fashion Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman New York Thursday, June 18, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the photographer's archive

  • Literature

    ACC Editions, Duffy, p. 16

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The thing about the photograph is there’s no smell or sound, and in a sense it tells the truth, and yet it is a lie.” - Brian Duffy

  • Artist Biography

    Brian Duffy

    British • 1933 - 2010

    Brian Duffy was a British photographer and, alongside fellow photographers Terence Donovan and David Bailey, a key figure of the 1960s 'Swinging London' scene that interlaced photography, advertising and fashion. Duffy started his career in 1955 as a fashion artist for Harper's Bazaar which ignited his interest in commercial photography. His popularity in the fashion photography world of the 1960s is recognized in the plethora of magazines he contributed to such as The Sunday Times, British Vogue, Queen, Glamour, Elle and two Pirelli Calendars.


    Alongside Donovan and Bailey, Duffy aided in redefining the aesthetics of fashion photography by using the commercially unconventional 35mm camera. As part of the fashion scene, his work allowed him to form close relationships with British models such as Jean Shrimpton and Paulene Stone. Duffy also collaborated with David Bowie, and is heralded for designing, shooting and naming Bowie's Aladdin Sane album cover. By the 1970s Duffy began to focus on commercial photography and in the 1980s he moved into film direction and production, shooting commercials and music videos.

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Jean Shrimpton, Edgware Road, London

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
18 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (47.6 x 31.8 cm)
Signed in ink and Duffy Archive blindstamp in the margin; signed and numbered 6/25 by Chris Duffy, the photographer's son, in ink, credit and Duffy Archive stamps on the verso.

$2,500 - 3,500 

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Tailor-Made: Fashion Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman

Online Auction 18 - 25 June 2020