Edward Steichen – In High Fashion the Condé Nast Years, 1923–1937 from the 28th of June at Foam.
This exhibition, with more than 200 unique vintage photos, represents a high point in Steichen’s long photographic career. The works that he made throughout this period for the influential Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines are some of the most impressive creations of the twentieth century. They have been brought together especially for this exhibition and are being shown for the first time in the Netherlands.
Edward Steichen (1879-1973) was already a famous painter and photographer on both sides of the Atlantic when, in early 1923, he was offered one of the most prestigious and certainly the most lucrative position in photography’s commercial domain – that of chief photographer for Condé Nast’s influential and highly regarded magazines Vogue and Vanity Fair. Summoning up his exceptional talents, and fired with prodigious enthusiasm, Steichen spent the next fifteen years showcasing the culture of that era and its most prominent exponents from the realms of literature, journalism, dance, sport, politics, theatre and film. It was for his images of haute couture, though, that Steichen remains best known.
Exhibition will run until the 6th of September 2013.
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Photo: Marlene Dietrich 1934 ©Edward Steichen Conde Nast publications-archive.