Mar 16, 2015
Mar 16, 2015

Undergarment Display

Undergarment Display


Ilse Bing

(American, 1899–1998)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 28.2 x 21.7 cm (11 1/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Mounted: 41.9 x 34.5 cm (16 1/2 x 13 9/16 in.); Paper: 28.2 x 21.7 cm (11 1/8 x 8 9/16 in.)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2014.534



Surrealist and modernist photographers had an affinity for shooting shop windows, especially those offering undergarments, which could be read as stand-ins for the human presence. Those photographs also commented on the prevalence of consumerism and the availability of manufactured goods in modern cities.

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