Lillian Bassman: Elegance at Dina Mitrani Gallery

Oct 22 - Dec 30, 2016

Lillian Bassman’ Elegance will present a significant collection of signed silver gelatin prints by American artist Lillian Bassman (1917-2012). Bassman’s unique graphic style of photography blurs the boundaries between fashion photography and fine art.

In the 1970’s, frustrated with the formulaic trends of fashion photography, Bassman destroyed nearly her entire archive save for a bag of negatives stowed away in a closet. Two decades later she was encouraged to re-interpret her classic works again using her original darkroom techniques to create a comprehensive body of work in limited editions. Richard Avedon stated of her work, “It’s magical what she does. No one else in the history of photography has made visible that heartbreaking invisible place between the appearance and disappearance of things.”

Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
786. 486. 7248

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