Milk Magazine (English) - - TOO MUCH HEAVEN -

In 1959, the pho­tog­ra­pher Inge Mo­rath teamed up with the il­lus­tra­tor Saul Sein­berg on a pro­ject in which they asked friends and ac­quain­tances to pose for them wear­ing pa­per bags with faces drawn or painted on them over their heads. We don’t know who was hid­ing be­hind each of th­ese masks, but we soon get an idea of the per­sonae they rep­re­sented. And the frozen fa­cial ex­pres­sions of th­ese masks make a strik­ing con­trast with the pos­tures, at­ti­tudes or man­ner­isms adopted by each model. This por­trait gallery, which took five years to com­plete, was pub­lished un­der the ti­tle Mas­quer­ade.

Saul Stein­berg wear­ing a mask at a party in Alexan­der Calder’s home, 1959.

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