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Thursday, April 26, 2012

LILLIAN BASSMAN Photo Exhibit

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

A very successful night for Staley-Wise Gallery

To celebrate the publishing of the Lillian Bassman: Lingerie book, Staley-Wise Gallery had an exhibit opening on April 12th of photographs from the book, and made available to be sold upon request, to the general public.

A lot of the people who matter in the fashion and related industries were there, and the crowd quickly overflowed out into the hallway. It was the kind of successful event that people in the know were talking about for days.


Julius DeBruhl Lewis, in the middle, with Jean and Valerie,
of Idiosyncratic Fasionistas

Etheleen Staley of Staley-Wise gallery,
flanked by assistants Audrey Remmert and Gabrielle Flora

Lillian Bassman, the artist being celebrated, was born in 1917, into a family of immigrants. Still in school, she became an artist’s model in exchange for studio space. She also designed textiles and illustrated fashion, previous to working as a photographer in 1948 for art director Alexey Brodovitch, at Harper’s Bazaar.

In the decade of the 90s, she transformed straightforward photography into art by manipulating them in the darkroom, blurring them and using bleach

Hair and Make-up genius Pam Geiger with
fashion photographer Cliff Cheng

60s supermodel Linda Morand, Mimi Liebeskind and 70s supermodel Tony Spinelli

Hair Master and photographer Harry King with Linda Carter

Artist and model Matuchka
Too see more images of this event, click here.
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