[Mannequin in Suzanne Talbot hat]

Adolf de Meyer American, born France

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During the late 1920s and 1930s, de Meyer renewed his interest in color photography, making fashion and advertising images that appeared as chromolithographs in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar. In this example, published in the November 1929 issue of the magazine, the society mavens and models of de Meyer’s earlier fashion work have been replaced by the plastic perfection of a mannequin. Color seems to add an additional layer of the uncanny to the photograph, which recalls the Surrealists’ interest in dolls, mannequins, and masks.

[Mannequin in Suzanne Talbot hat], Adolf de Meyer (American (born France), Paris 1868–1946 Los Angeles, California), Trichrome carbro print

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