Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Woman in Champagne Glass]

Howard S. Redell (American, active 1930s)
ca. 1930
Gelatin silver print
Image: 30.5 x 20.3 cm (12 x 8 in.) Frame: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Credit Line:
Art and Industry Exhibition Photograph Collection, Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass. (olv work 505230)
Not on view
Redell, a photographer and sales manager at Underwood and Underwood Studios, harnessed the power of sex appeal in this photomontage of an attractive young woman enjoying a cigarette while bathing in a glass of champagne—a pictorial fantasy of luxury and indulgence that was probably created as a tobacco advertisement.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Fineman, Mia. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 162, pp. 152, 244.