Erwin Blumenfeld - Photographs London Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Germany

  • Literature

    Erwin Blumenfeld, Hamburg: Museum für Kunsthandwerk und Gewerbe, 1989, cover, p. 38, pp. 50-51, pp. 55-58 and pp. 62-64
    Blumenfeld: A Fetish for Beauty, London: Thames & Hudson, 1996, pl. 99, pl. 107, pl. 133 and pl. 139

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titles in plate order: Decolleté, Cover Study, New York, 1950s; Distorted Nude, New York, 1950s; Model and Mannequin Cover Study, New York, 1945; Broken Mirror, New York, early 1940s; Water Effect Cover Study, New York, early 1950s; Study for an Advertising Photograph, New York, 1948; Line on Face, New York, 1947-1949; Lisette behind fluted Glass, New York, circa 1943; Cubistic Purple Nude, New York, 1949; Three Times Petersen Study for a Fashion Page, New York, late 1940s

    "My pure black and white's were transformed by the vitality of Kodak's colours which awaited me in America."



Hamburg: PPS. Galerie F.C. Gundlach, 1984. Ten dye transfer prints.
Varying sizes from 30 x 20.1 cm (11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in) to 45.6 x 32.2 cm (17 7/8 x 12 5/8 in)
Copyright credit estate stamp, numbered 35/50 and initialled by F. C. Gundlach in pencil on the reverse of each print. Number 35 from an edition of 50 plus 7 artist's proofs. Colophon. Contained in a clamshell portfolio case.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £22,500

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London 7 November 2013 4pm