The artistically haunting fashion photography of Lillian Bassman will be spotlighted at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in a new exhibition that opens May 12.
Four years after Bassman's death at the age of 94, her estate is now being represented by the Fifth Avenue gallery. More than 30 photographs will be on display to highlight her stylistic development from early prints to reinterpreted, more dreamlike ones from the Nineties.
Bassman was known for blurred silhouettes, exaggerated gestures and unusual compositions. Her photographs illustrate the mystery and glamour of the modern woman. Transforming her images with bleaching and toning techniques in the darkroom, she introduced a new aesthetic and revolutionized fashion photography.