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It Was an Ad? So What. It’s Still Art.

Anton Bruehl’s daring ad for knitted-to-order sport clothes for Bonwit Teller in 1932.
It is part of the exhibition “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011”
at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
CreditThe New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

In the hills high above Los Angeles, within the white-columned serenity of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the bastard stepchild of the fine art world is finally getting its birthright.

On Tuesday, June 26, “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011” opens, and it may be the most sweeping such survey in decades, featuring 198 works (pictures, magazine covers, ad campaigns, garments) throughout eight galleries and spanning images both obvious and unknown.

Even if you can't get to the show, the Getty website offers an overview of the show as well as an audio tour with photos Icons of Style Tour. The show's book is also available for purchase at The Getty Store.

Worth a visit even in only online...


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A female model that at least appears healthy rather than the anorexic skeletons required by the current, brutish fashion industry. And she has curves. Yeah.


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+1, Omer.

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Thanks for posting this, Jeff. I find the Helmut Newton work, Woman Into Man, to be a fascinating piece.

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