Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Female Figure: Series 1 - Technical Edition

ALBERT ARTHUR ALLEN Photographs from his 1923 folio titled "The Female Figure; Series #1 - Technical Edition"

Several of the are for sale on Ebay.

"There is, of course, a fine distinction between the non-essential nude and the true nude. The non-essential nude is a picture which has no message to speak. While the true nude gives a version of beauty, both physical and spiritual-two great needs of humanity." - Albert Arthur Allen

Salon.com article.

Premiere Nudes (Hardcover) at Buy.com

Premiere Nudes at Amazon

On a pedestal, nudes of the '20s: Photographs of Albert Arthur Allen, 1886-1962? (History of photography monograph series)

Alo studies

ALO STUDIES. Volumes I & II.

Other photographs by Albert Arthur Allen

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Leona Wood

There is a new book out of paintings by Leona Wood. You can see about it at the website. She worked as a book illustrator and exhibited at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. When the DeBeers Company produced its Diamonds are Forever campaign she illustrated many of the ads along with other artists. Wikipedia article. One is for sale on Ebay another one also.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

William Greengrass _ Nude Drawings

Drawings by William Greengrass for sale on Ebay.

He is well known for prints from the 30s.

Here is a link to another Blog post.
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