Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Sarah Moon
Marthe

1997

Price Upon Request

About

Signed and editioned Edition of 15

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Santa Monica, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 30 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Artist

Sarah Moon

French photographer and filmmaker Sarah Moon is known for dreamlike images that resemble moments of reverie frozen in time.Born in France in 1941 to a Franco-American father and French mother, Moon was raised in England, where she moved at age 10. Before taking up photography, Moon began her professional life as a model, posing for such eminent fashion photographers as Guy Bourdin, and first picked up a camera in 1968. She began shooting pictures of her friends, models like herself, as a hobby but soon began a career on the other side of the lens.Completely self-taught, she displayed a distinctly personal perspective, and her first fashion campaigns, starting in the late 1960s for Biba and then Cacharel, soon acquired cult status. Her images were soft-focus and enigmatic, inspired by the aesthetics of 1920s filmmakers like the Soviet Sergei Eisenstein and Germans G.W. Pabst, Carl Theodor Dreyer and F.W. Murnau.In these compositions, she wanted the women to convey both strength and fragility. She was aiming to create “something that could distance me from the coded language of glamour,” she once told her friend, the painter Ilona Suschitzky. “I was looking for something more intimate. It was the backstage that interested me — the in-between second before the gesture was complete.”Timeless, sensual and elusive, Moon’s depictions of femininity strongly contrasted with the sharp, glossy, erotic fashion photography of the time, produced in an industry dominated by men. Her first campaigns were quickly followed by ads for Dior, Chanel, Comme des Garçons, Christian Lacroix, Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, as well as by editorials in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie-Claire and Life. She also defied stereotypes in 1972 as the first woman to shoot the Pirelli calendar, which was conceived in the 1960s as sexy, high-gloss promotional material for the Italian tire company but soon became an art object, shot by some of the world’s most prominent fashion photographers.In 1985, she decided to focus on personal projects, producing images with the same grace, poetry and sense of transience as her fashion ones. Depicting still lifes, plants or animals (from peacocks to pachyderms), the mysterious photos were shot in both black and white and color. Blurring, unusual cropping, scratches and distortions give them an almost painterly aspect, especially those taken using Polaroid positive/negative film.A 2018 project, “Time at Work,” is a series of small-format images and a short film that embody the concept of transience. Like all her work, the "Time at Work" series reflects Moon’s fascination with the passing of time.The soft-spoken photographer often quotes this line by T.S. Eliot: “Time past and time future, what might have been and what has been, point to one end, which is always present.” Eliot never saw her work, but he captures it exactly. As Moon herself has said, “I don’t believe I can say it any better.”Find original Sarah Moon photography on 1stDibs.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 1989
1stDibs seller since 2010
75 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
Associations
Art Dealers Association of AmericaAssociation of International Photography Art Dealers
More From This Seller
  • By Sarah Moon
    Located in Santa Monica, CA
    Signed and editioned Edition of 15
    Category

    1990s Color Photography

    Materials

    Photographic Paper

  • By Sarah Moon
    Located in Santa Monica, CA
    Signed and editioned in pencil on verso Edition of 15
    Category

    1990s Color Photography

    Materials

    Photographic Paper

    Blues
    Price Upon Request
  • By Sarah Moon
    Located in Santa Monica, CA
    Sarah Moon (France, born 1941) Teresa S., 1996 Fresson Print Image Dimensions: 17 x 22 inches Paper Dimensions: ...
    Category

    1990s Color Photography

    Materials

    Photographic Paper

    Teresa S.
    Price Upon Request
  • By Sarah Moon
    Located in Santa Monica, CA
    A fashion and commercial photographer since 1968, and also a filmmaker, Sarah Moon is known for her dreamlike im...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Color Photography

    Materials

    Photographic Paper

    Anonyme
    Price Upon Request
  • By Sarah Moon
    Located in Santa Monica, CA
    Signed and editioned Edition of 15
    Category

    1990s Color Photography

    Materials

    Photographic Paper

    Les Roses
    Price Upon Request
  • By Sarah Moon
    Located in Santa Monica, CA
    Signed and editioned Edition of 15
    Category

    Early 2000s Color Photography

    Materials

    Photographic Paper

You May Also Like

Sarah Moon Portfolio, printed and bound, 10 Gelatin Silver Prints
By Sarah Moon
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Sarah Moon Portfolio printed and bound by CameraWork, 1999 10 gelatin silver print works, printed and bound into a book. Comes in a protective traveling case. The overall wall size c...
Category

20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White, Archival Pigment, Silver Gelatin

Tullamore, 1988
By Sarah Moon
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Tullamore, 1988 by Sarah Moon Gelatin Silver Print Unframed Image size: 14.75 in. H x 11.75 in. W Sheet size: 19.5 in. H x 15.5 in. W Signed, titled and dated on verso in pencil ___...
Category

20th Century Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Nevermind, Gelatin Silver Print, 1989
By Sarah Moon
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Nevermind, 1989 by Sarah Moon Gelatin Silver Print Image size: 14.75 in. H x 11.75 in. W Sheet size: 19.5 in. H x 15.5 in. W Signed, titled, and dated on verso in pencil Whitewood fr...
Category

20th Century Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Black and White, Archival Pigment, Silver Gelatin

View in Winter
Located in La Canada Flintridge, CA
Contemporary View in Winter. Acrylic Polymer, Panel, C-Print, Edition of 5, signed and numbere by artist. This image of one of the most iconic viewpoints of Yosemite National Park i...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Xi Shitoupo Xiang, Pingyao, Shanxi Province
By Sze Tsung Leong
Located in Chicago, IL
This evocative photograph is part of a series created by artist Sze Tsung Nicolas Leong that explore China’s complicated relationship with its ancient past and anticipated future. In...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Xizhimen, Haidian District, Beijing
By Sze Tsung Leong
Located in Chicago, IL
Part of his "History Images" series, this framed print by photographer Sze Tsung Leong records a construction site in Beijing, one of many Chinese citites undergoing rapid change. En...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Winter Stories #60
By Paolo Ventura
Located in Culver City, CA
Winter Stories #60 by Paolo Ventura Edition 8 of 10. Digital Chromogenic Print on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Winter Stories #54
By Paolo Ventura
Located in Culver City, CA
Winter Stories #54 by Paolo Ventura Edition 4 of 10. Digital Chromogenic Print on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery