Joanne Modeling for Modelle Portfolio by Karin Székessy - Davidson Galleries
Karin Székessy

Joanne Modeling for Modelle Portfolio

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Medium: Photo lithograph
Dimensions: 25 1/2 x 19 inches
Signature: Signed
Artist details: German, 1939
Date finished: 1968
Edition: 70/80

Recommended by Paige (Collections Manager):
"Karin Székessy has been an influential photographer since the 1960s, making a variety of work from photojournalism to nude photography to collaborations with her husband, Paul Wunderlich. This piece showcases her talent as a female photographer directing a female model. Székessy avoids giving the female nude an aura of 'natural beauty' that lends itself to voyeurism. Instead, the model looks directly at the camera without even the hint of a smile, composed strikingly against the stark black and white background. The image is, to me, the perfect balance of hostility and beauty."