Saturday, October 27, 2007

Coney Island at Christie's

Lisette Model's 1940 'Coney Island Bather' photo set is on auction at Christie's. The folks at give a little bit of context:

A picture from the series Coney Island Bather, New York, was published in Harper's Bazaar in 1941 as a vivid counterpoint to the artifices of fashion.
There pictures are true classics. Seeing a woman who does not have a traditionally accepted body type so comfortable in her own skin, frolicking on the beach, truly embodies the Coney Island spirit.

The photo set is expected to for between 20,000 and 30,000 British pounds (roughly $41,000 to $61,5000). The pictures are great, but this is still an awful lot of money, considering that you can get the 'I Heart Brooklyn Girls' calendar for only fifteen bucks.

- post by Ben Nadler

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