LILLIAN BASSMAN

Lillian Bassman (1917 - 2012) was born in Brooklyn, New York. She worked as a textile designer and fashion illustrator before working at Harper’s Bazaar in 1946. In 1949 she photographed her first Paris couture collection, which lead to her distinguished career photographing the foremost models of her day. Renowned for her innovative work in the darkroom, Ms. Bassman experimented by printing through unique materials, burning in on certain areas, or bleaching sections of the photograph to create images that appeared to be a cross between a watercolor and a photograph. Her photographs have been featured internationally in gallery and museum exhibitions in New York, Milan, Paris, and London and as the focus of magazine articles, lectures, and books highlighting her incredible life and body of work.

LILLIAN BASSMAN - Anneliese Seubert in Times Square, New York. The New York Times Magazine, 1997 LILLIAN BASSMAN - Pauline, New York, Chanel Advertising Campaign, 1958 LILLIAN BASSMAN - Silk Organdie, Embroidered and Printed: Barbara Mullen in a gown by Irene, New York. Harper’s Bazaar, 1956 LILLIAN BASSMAN - The Line Lengthens: Model Unknown, Lingerie by Lily of France, 1955 LILLIAN BASSMAN - The Spotted Furs, Barbara Mullen, New York. Harper’s Bazaar, 1954
LILLIAN BASSMAN - Carmen having tea, circa 1950 LILLIAN BASSMAN - Barbara Mullen, New York. Harpers Bazaar, circa 1950 LILLIAN BASSMAN - Mary Jane Russell, Le Pavillion, New York, Harper’s Bazaar, 1950 LILLIAN BASSMAN - Margie Cato (Test Shoot): New York, circa 1950 LILLIAN BASSMAN - Translucent Hat, 1950
LILLIAN BASSMAN - Barbara Mullen, Le Pavillon, New York, 1950 LILLIAN BASSMAN - Fantasy on the Dance Floor: Barbara Mullen in a Christian Dior Dress, Paris. Harper’s Bazaar, 1949 LILLIAN BASSMAN - Barbara Mullen (Blowing Kiss VARIANT), Harper LILLIAN BASSMAN - The Little Furs: Mary Jane Russell in a cape-jacket by Ritter Brothers at the Essex House, New York. Harper LILLIAN BASSMAN - Charles James Dress: Carmen, New York. Harper
LILLIAN BASSMAN - Margie Cato (Test Shoot): New York, circa 1950
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14 x 11 inch Gelatin Silver Print
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LILLIAN BASSMAN

Margie Cato (Test Shoot): New York, circa 1950
LILLIAN BASSMAN - Margie Cato (Test Shoot): New York, circa 1950

LILLIAN BASSMAN

Margie Cato (Test Shoot): New York, circa 1950
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14 x 11 inch Gelatin Silver Print
20 x 16 inch Gelatin Silver Print
24 x 20 inch Gelatn Silver Print
40 x 30 inch Gelatin Silver Print
All Sizes Signed Editions of 25

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