Evelyn de la Tour

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Evelyn de la Tour

France, 1930
Photographs
Solarized gelatin silver print
Image: 11 3/4 × 9 in. (29.85 × 22.86 cm)
The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation and Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin (M.2008.40.1487)
Not currently on public view

History

The purchase of this significant Man Ray photograph by Marjorie and Leonard Vernon exemplifies the couple's discerning eye for the medium....
The purchase of this significant Man Ray photograph by Marjorie and Leonard Vernon exemplifies the couple's discerning eye for the medium. Describing their approach to collecting, Dale Stulz, photography appraiser and advisor to the Vernons, wrote:

"They bought quite a number of things of import at auction during the period I was involved at Christies, between 1978 and 1984), so we had a lot of interaction. One of my last sales was the cover picture of the catalogue, a Man Ray, a big solarized picture. They had this kind of passion that was wonderfully refreshing, and were willing to pay for pictures they believed in and that were undervalued. You know, they took risks. But they really studied. They came to the viewings and went through nearly all the material. Marjorie would say: 'There may be a sleeper here.'"
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Bibliography

  • Salvesen, Britt. See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition: the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; New York: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2013.