Chaussee 36 Photography
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Erwin Blumenfeld - Chasing Dreams

Erwin Blumenfeld

‘Chasing Dreams’

 

Erwin Blumenfeld - Chasing Dreams

On view
October 11th - November 30th
Thur - Sat 1 to 6 pm

Nude Under Grid, New York, 1950

Nude Under Grid, New York, 1950

Under the title 'Chasing Dreams' Chaussee 36 Photography presents one of Berlin’s great photographers: Erwin Blumenfeld. In collaboration with the Erwin Blumenfeld Estate and the legendary Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, around 40 of Blumenfeld’s photographic studies and experimental depictions of the female body will be shown. These range from his surrealist nudes from the Paris period (1936–1941) to his graphic and illustrative works from the 1940s and 1950s, after the artist emigrated to the USA. The solo exhibition thus presents the broad artistic repertoire of Blumenfeld’s vision of the female nude, while providing exquisite insight into the technical diversity of one of the great photographic icons.

Further Information:
AnOther Magazine - Surreal Nudes by Visionary Fashion Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld
Press Release

The exhibition combines vintage gelatin silver prints from several collections but a selection of pieces are available for sale. For enquiries, please send us an email: contact@chaussee36.photography

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Cubist Nude Seated, New York, 1944

Cubist Nude Seated, New York, 1944


I was an amateur, I am an amateur, and I intend to stay an amateur. To me, an amateur photographer is one who is in love with taking pictures, a free soul who can photograph what he likes and who likes what he photographs.

— Erwin Blumenfeld

Solarized Double Mirror Cubist Nude, New York, 1945

Solarized Double Mirror Cubist Nude, New York, 1945

“The nude doesn’t simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures that have become part of our imaginative experience”.

Kenneth Clark from The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form, 1956

I've never had time for realities, I was always entangled in illusions“.

— Erwin Blumenfeld

Unter dem Titel 'Chasing Dreams' präsentiert Chaussee 36 einen der ganz großen Berliner Fotografen: Erwin Blumenfeld. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Erwin Blumenfeld Estate und der legendären Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York werden ca. 40 fotografische wieexperimentelle Darstellungen und Studien des weiblichen Körpers gezeigt; von seinen surrealistischen Akten aus der Pariser Zeit (1936 – 1941) bis hin zu seinen grafischen und illustrativen Arbeiten der 40er und 50er Jahre, nachdem der Künstler in die USA immigriert war. Die Einzelausstellung fächert somit das gesamte bildnerische Repertoire von Blumenfelds Vision des weiblichen Aktes auf und gibt gleichzeitig einen exquisiten Einblick in die technische Vielfalt eines der großen Fotografie-Ikonen.

Weitere Information:
Pressemitteilung DE

 

Installation views, Chaussee 36, 2019