well it seems we, you and i, missed an education here but we can still take a look at the catalog of images here.
Auction of the World’s Largest Collection of Original Vintage Glamour Photography
CALABASAS, CA.- George Hurrell’s iconic portrait of Jean Harlow on a white bearskin rug created for Vanity Fair magazine now spearheads the largest auction of Glamour Photography in art history. The original camera negative, as well as a custom print of this incomparable photograph is regarded as Hurrell’s most important portrait and is estimated to sell for well over $20,000. The multi-million dollar Michael H. Epstein and Scott E. Schwimer collection, which contains tens of thousands of the best examples of Hollywood fine art, will be auctioned by Profiles in History March 26-27, 2010. Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00pm (noon) PST both days.
i’ve always loved hollywood portraits and have a few books of them myself. this auction of George Hurrell works and his life always amazes me. how i’d love to be able to produce work like this. to think these images were printed way before photoshop was born.
there were postproduction skills such as photographic printers, guys and gals, though maybe it was an all boys club, who only did printing. the softness of the faces, another lost art of filters, maybe a good lecture to visit next photo expo. but what ever the effect just makes my knees weak.
for more info on this collection see here.
thanks to art knowledgenews.com