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Erwin Blumenfeld
Untitled, New York. Framed

1957

$4,000

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New York, 1957 attributed to Erwin Blumenfeld Silver gelatin print. Unsigned/documented "Erwin Blumenfeld from Dada to Vogue" Image size: 13.91 in. H x 11.08 in. W Frame size: 36 in. H x 28 in. W x 1 in. D Excellent provenance ___________________________________________________ Blumenfeld was born in Berlin on 26 January 1897. As a young man, he worked in the clothes trade and wrote poetry.[ In 1918 he went to Amsterdam, where he came into contact with Paul Citroen and Georg Grosz. In 1933 he made a photomontage showing Hitler as a skull with a swastika on its forehead; this image was later used in Allied propaganda material in 1943. He married Lena Citroen, with whom he had three children, in 1921. In 1922 he started a leather goods shop, which failed in 1935 He moved to Paris, where in 1936 he set up as a photographer[ and did free-lance work for French Vogue. After the outbreak of the Second World War he was placed in an internment camp; in 1941 he was able to emigrate to the United States. There he soon became a successful and well-paid fashion photographer and worked as a free-lancer for Harper's Bazaar, Life and American Vogue. Blumenfeld died in Rome on 4 July 1969.

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