Mary Faulconer: Alexey Brodovitch (Vintage Print)
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Aug 16, 2012 2:10 pm MT
Mary Faulconer
Alexey Brodovitch and Mrs. Brodovitch's Brother Boris Petrovna, in the Cave of Les Beaux, France (1935)
Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.
Signed and dated 1935 on verso with typewritten labels affixed; additional faint pencil notations.


"Mary Fullerton Faulconer met >Alexey Brodovitch when he taught advertising in industrial art at the highly influential Design School in Philadelphia in 1931. His notes on her abilities read, '…Characteristics: original, and interesting approach in every problem. Good taste. Sincerity and persistence in finding logical answer for the subject given...

"After being persuaded to leave Philadelphia for Harper’s Bazaar in New York, Mary was asked to take over Brodovitch’s role at the school, which continued to flourish under her directorship. She maintained close communication with Brodovitch during the 30s and when invited by Brodovitch to accompany him and Nelson Grupo on a ‘road-trip’ through France in 1934, she eagerly accepted the job as map-reader, driver and muse.
"Her photographs show the obvious influence Brodovitch had on her as he had on many of the students who subsequently attended his famous Design Laboratory in the various photographers studios such as Avedon and Fonssagrives in New York."--Hoppen Gallery READ MORE

Uniform coat of varnish on verso; light edge wear; surface blemish (2 mm), visible in raking light lower center.
   Mary Faulconer: Alexey Brodovitch (Vintage Print)
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