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  • Photographer Lillian Bassman is a seminal figure in the history of fashion photography. Her images appeared on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar from the 1940s to the 1960s. <a href="http://www.houkgallery.com/exhibitions/2016-05-12_lillian-bassman/"target="external">Edwynn Houk Gallery</a> presents its first exhibition of the artist’s photographs. On view until July 8, the show will feature photographs tracing the legendary fashion photographer’s stylistic development from early vintage prints to her reinterpreted prints made in the 1990s. Titled: Barbara Mullen, New York, c. 1958.
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  • Anneliese Seubert, 1996.
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  • Anne Saint-Marie, New York, 1958.
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  • Transforming her images with bleaching and toning techniques in the darkroom, Bassman introduced a new aesthetic and revolutionized fashion photography. Pictured: Art Deco, German Vogue, August 2004.
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  • In This Year of Lace, Dovima, dress by Jane Derby, The Plaza Hotel, New York, Harper's Bazaar, October 1951.
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  • Kronung des Chic, Jada, hat by Philip Treacy, German Vogue, 1998.
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  • Known for blurred silhouettes, exaggerated gestures, and unusual compositions, Bassman's photographs illustrate the mystery and glamour of the modern woman. Pictured: Margie Cato, Junior Bazaar, c. 1950.
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  • Mary Jane Russell, New York, Harper's Bazaar, 1950.
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  • Black and White, Mary Jane Russell, Le Pavillon, New York, Harper's Bazaar, April 1950.
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  • More Fashion Mileage Per Dress, Barbara Vaughn, dress by Filcol, New York, February 1956.
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  • Night Bloom, Anneliese Seubert, ball gown by John Galliano for Haute Couture Givenchy, Paris, 1996.
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  • "Night Bloom" hat by Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, Olga Pantushenkova, Paris, The New York Times Magazine, March 31, 1996.
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  • Carmen Having Tea, 1950.
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  • Lillian would change the original framing, accentuate contrast and blurriness, and retouch the background using a darkroom (she later used a computer). These singular images led to a renewed interest in her work among editors, curators and collectors. Titled: The Cost of Living, Barbara Mullen, New York, Harper's Bazaar, March 1950.
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  • "The V-Back Evenings" dress by Trigere, Suzy Parker, New York, Harper's Bazaar, July 1955.
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  • Tra Moda e Arte: Teresa in a gown by Laura Biagiotti and shoes by Romeo Gigli, 1996.
    Lillian Bassman Estate, Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery
  • Untitled 139, n.d. For more info about this exhibit, please contact the <a href="http://www.houkgallery.com/exhibitions/"target="external">Edwynn Houk Gallery</a> in New York City.
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