THE EYES OF A WOMAN
Masterpiece London celebrates two pioneering Bazaar photographers
A focus on female photographers at Masterpiece London
Evocative portraits by the groundbreaking female photographers Lillian Bassman and Sarah Moon – both former contributors to Harper’s Bazaar – will go on display at this year’s edition of Masterpiece London, the leading fair for collectors of art, design, furniture and jewellery. Exhibited by the California-based gallery Peter Fetterman, Bassman’s striking monochrome portraits and Moon’s dreamlike, soft-focus compositions, with their blurred lines and abstract shapes, are testament to the vision of two women who helped turn fashion photography into a fine art. Masterpiece London (www.master piecefair.com) runs from 28 June to 4 July, with a talk by Justine Picardie at 11am on the opening day.
Below, from far left: ‘Sleeping Nude’ by Laura Knight. Winifred Nicholson’s ‘Lily of the Valley, St Bees’ (1940s). ‘Self-Portrait in Yellow Dress’ (1950) by Margaret Mellis
Clockwise from above: Sarah Moon’s April 1969 Bazaar cover. Her ‘Anonyme’ (2013). Lillian Bassman’s ‘Anne Saint-Marie, New York’ (1958)
‘Barbara Mullen, Harper’s Bazaar, New York’ (1958) by Lillian Bassman
Right: Bassman’s June 1954 cover. Above right: ‘La Robe Rouge’ (2010)by Sarah Moon