Today is the last day of the office in Cavendish Square, with the advantage of the Mayfair galleries just a short step away. So very glad to have caught a great exhibition of work by Erwin Blumenfeld this lunchtime at Osborne Samuel on Bruton Street – Erwin Blumenfeld: From Dada to Vogue.
The exhibition includes some of his brilliant early work in collage as well as a wonderful selection of his experimental photography.
Above, Left: Nude, Paris, 1938
Above: Hitlerfresse, Amsterdam, 1933
Above: Shadow of the Eiffel Tower, Paris
Born in Berlin in 1897 Blumenfeld left Germany after the First World War, settling first in Holland, where he established a Dutch arm of the Dadaist movement, then Paris, where he made some of his most famous images, including Nude Under Wet Silk (1937).
Fleeing France in 1941 he settled in New York where he became one of the most internationally sought-after portrait and fashion photographers in the 1940s and 1950s. Remember his iconic Vogue cover of 1950 (not in the exhibition):
For more information see http://www.erwinblumenfeld.com/
From Dada to Vogue until 29th October 2016: www.osbornesamuel.com