Lillian Bassman R.I.P.

©Lillian Bassman

One of Team Elledge’s favorite prints at Art Chicago was by Lillian Bassman.  Her style with it’s use of bold black and white illustrated a mid century world of elegance.  In a story much in vain of Martin Scoreses’s HUGO her work with it’s interest in pure form fell out of style in the 70′s.   She then tossed out her life’s work of negatives and prints.  Fortune would have, that a forgotten cache of work was discovered and was re-appreciated in the 90′s.   Passing at 94, she continued her personal work into her 90′s.  Lillian Bassman was an inspiration, and we morn her passing.

©Lillian Bassman

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