Erwin Blumenfeld - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis

  • Catalogue Essay

    Erwin Blumenfeld’s oeuvre included commercial advertising in addition to his extensive fashion work. His first advertising commission was with the French soap company Monsavon, and the image offered here was made for one of the company’s ad campaigns. Although not ultimately used, this image showcases Blumenfeld’s inventive approach to all aspects of his photography.


Untitled (Monsavon au Lait)

Gelatin silver print.
11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (29.2 x 23.5 cm)
Three copyright credit stamps and reduction notations in unidentified hands in pencil and crayon on the verso.

$8,000 - 12,000 

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New York Auction 1 October 2019