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Madame d'Ora Exhibition Catalogue

Madame d'Ora Exhibition Catalogue


Madame d'Ora Exhibition Catalogue

Edited by Monika Faber 

With preface by Ronald S. Lauder, foreword by Renée Price, and contributions by Katrin Bomhoff, Christian Brandstätter, Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Monika Faber, Esther Ruelfs, Lisa Silverman, and Magdalena Vuković   

Born Dora Kallmus (1881-1963), the Austrian fashion and portrait photographer took the pseudonym Madame d'Ora. She was the most acclaimed portraitist of the fin-de-siècle Vienna, and went on to create one of the most stylish Art Deco studios in Paris in the 1920s. Her models included Josephine Baker, Coco Chanel, Colette, and Pablo Picasso, among many others. 

The catalogue covers the primary periods of her life and career, from her early upbringing as the daughter of Jewish intellectuals in Vienna, to her days as a premier celebrity and society photographer first in Vienna and later in Paris. It also discusses her survival during the Holocaust and her work photographing refugees in the aftermath of World War II, including a remarkable and searing group of photographs documenting Parisian abattoirs. 

This publication accompanies the largest exhibition devoted to Madame d'Ora ever presented in the United States, on view at the Neue Galerie New York from February 20 to June 8, 2020.

220 pages
80 color illustrations, 100 b/w illustrations
Prestel, 2020
9.2 x 11.2 inches
ISBN 9783791359700
Neue Galerie Exhibition Catalogue, Photography, Portraiture, Women Artists

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