Monday, December 26, 2011

Figure #1: Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of a very beautiful and rarely seen publication devoted to the female nude, Figure #1. Published in New York City, 1951 by (the) Photography Workshop located at 286 Bleecker Street (the heart of the West Village). Filled cover to cover with exceptional photographs, many "experimental" and surreal, impeccably printed in fine gravure. The photographers include Peter Basch, Fernand Fonssagrives, Philippe Halsman, Lou Jacobs, Jr., Earl Leaf, Fred Lyon, Ingeborg de Beausacq, Peter Martin, Fred Swartz, Jerry Yulsman and Alfred Gescheidt.


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