John Rawlings
Touch-up by John Rawlings
1943 / 2015

Touch-up

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John Rawlings

Touch-up

Limited Edition, Edition of: 250, Archive Stamp
1943 / 2015
Touch-up by John Rawlings
$ 369.00
15.7 x 12.6"

Photo mount frame Hamburg, profile width: 0.8"

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27.6 x 22.0"

Mounted under acrylic glass, depth 0.1" glossy

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39.4 x 31.5"

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Background Information about John Rawlings

John Rawlings was one of the most important photographers of the Condé Nast publishing house, alongside George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld, and Cecil Beaton. During a creative period that spanned over three decades, more than 200 of his images graced the covers of Vogue and Glamour.

Having begun as an assistant to Horst and Beaton, by the mid-1930s, Rawlings’ own photography was being published in Vogue. The direct, functional aesthetic of his images represented a break from the artistic style prevailing in magazines at the time. As the first American star in the European-dominated field of fashion photography, he succeeded in bringing a new, innovative visual language to Vogue, one that has had a lasting impact on our perception of American style.

Rawlings knew how to construct images such that the clothes took centre-stage. His subtle compositions impress with their timeless elegance, and their vibrancy celebrates fashion as way of life. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Rawlings frequently used daylight and worked in the open air. This allowed him to bring an element of realism to fashion photography, a refreshing change from the typical studio shots.

As one of fashion photography’s great innovators, John Rawlings brought the genre fresh impulses in the middle of the 20th Century. He paved the way for a modern American aesthetic that continues to inspire generations of photographers.

Daniela Kummle
1912Born
1970Died
F.C. Gundlach Collection, Hamburg, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2015Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, USA
2012Zeitlos schön. 100 Jahre Modefotografie von Man Ray bis Mario Testino, c/o Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2008Fashion in the Mirror: Self-Reflection in Fashion Photography, Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
2006The Heartbeat of Fashion. Werke aus der Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2005Invito al Collezionismo, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy
1950Color Photography, MoMA, New York City, USA
John Rawlings: 30 Years in Vogue, Kohle Yohannan et al, Santa Fe 2001.