Erwin Blumenfeld at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Erwin Blumenfeld at Edwynn Houk Gallery


Erwin Blumenfeld is regarded as one of the early pioneers of fashion photography alongside George Hoyningen-Heune, Cecil Beaton, and Horst P. Horst. He was known not only for his employment of experimental techniques in the darkroom, and Dada and Surrealist influences, but also for groundbreaking street work. Many of the featured works have since become icons of the history of fashion photography and some have never been seen before. The prints often showcase not only Blumenfeld’s innovation as a photographer of fashion but also his spectacular skill as a printmaker. In his retrospective examination of Blumenfeld’s work, William Ewing had stated that Erwin’s highly original and visionary work was a seamless blend of the negative and positive.

Erwin Blumenfeld
April 5 – June 2, 2018

Edwynn Houk Gallery
745 Fifth Ave, 4th floor, New York, NY 10151
houkgallery.com

Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue Paris, Eiffel Tower, May 1939

Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue Paris, Eiffel Tower, May 1939

Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled, n.d.

Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled, n.d.

Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled Nude, n.d.

Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled Nude, n.d.

Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled, n.d.

Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled, n.d.

Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled Nude, New York, c. 1952

Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled Nude, New York, c. 1952

Erwin Blumenfeld, La Pudeur, Paris, 1937

Erwin Blumenfeld, La Pudeur, Paris, 1937


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