Large Vintage Hand Signed Peter Basch Lavish Close Up Photograph Abstract Nude

Large Vintage Hand Signed Peter Basch Lavish Close Up Photograph Abstract Nude

Large Vintage Hand Signed Peter Basch Lavish Close Up Photograph Abstract Nude

Large Vintage Hand Signed Peter Basch Lavish Close Up Photograph Abstract Nude

Large Vintage Hand Signed Peter Basch Lavish Close Up Photograph Abstract Nude

We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changed assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. All sell no reserve! Grapefruit Moon Gallery recently acquired an unusual and important collection of photographs, proof sheets, negatives and transparencies from the estate of Peter Basch – the famed and well regarded artist whose work is familiar to collectors of erotic pin-up and Hollywood Glamour photography alike. A full biography of the artist can be found below. An incredible mid-century modern portrait from the photographer who made a career out of capturing the artistic nude. This stunning photograph features unique margins (as intended by the photographer) and a small crop of the photograph, adding to the mystery, allure and artistic vision. A tantalizing bisected view of the nuances of the nude female form. A beautiful black and white rendition of a quasi silhouette, with stunning lights and shadows. Measures 11 1/4″ x 14″ on a glossy single weight paper stock. Basch’s signature and ink stamps to verso. Below are a few of the folders from this collection all filled with photographs – this photo shown above like all of these listings are straight from the Peter Basch archives. CONDITION: Photograph is in fine condition with creasing and wear along the corners and edges. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. The artist was born in Germany, the son of Austrian parents famous in the German film industry. His family moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s where worked as the assistant of Laszlo Willinger. In 1945 Basch moved to New York and built a successful career as a magazine photographer even as he kept a foot in the film industry working with directors from Elia Kazan to Jean Luc Goddard. He produced photographs of many celebrities, artists, performers, dancers, actors and glamour-girls in America and Europe. His work could be found everywhere from Life to Playboy and he was a mainstay in the figure and men’s magazines and pin up calendars of the era. He photographed many of the most prominent stars of the 50s and 60s. The photographer was innovative in the moving Hollywood portraiture from the highly formal glamour views popular in the 1930s and 1940s to a more expressive style, in which stars such as Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda, Grace Kelly, and Catherine Deneuve were photographed in a more natural and personal manner. His work has been exhibited internationally, and a series of books were published showcasing his risque, nude, erotic and figure photography. The most colorfully titled of these, and a phrase which perfectly sums up the artist’s illustrious career is Put A Girl In Your Pocket: The Artful Camera of Peter Basch. The item “Large Vintage Hand Signed Peter Basch Lavish Close Up Photograph Abstract Nude” is in sale since Monday, October 17, 2016. This item is in the category “Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Photographs”. The seller is “grapefruitmoongallery” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Date of Creation: 1950-Now
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Subject: Figures & Portraits
  • Color: Black & White
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 10in.)
  • Artist: Peter Basch
  • Framed/Unframed: Unframed

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