THE EYES OF A WOMAN

Mas­ter­piece London cel­e­brates two pi­o­neer­ing Bazaar pho­tog­ra­phers

Harper's Bazaar (UK) - - Contents - By FRANCES HEDGES

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

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