8.20.2009



destroyed decades
of negatives and placed
the rest in a trash bag



at 92,
lilian has decided to
open up that trash bag


and revisit her work
one last time

11 comments:

fitz said...

“The clothes have a structured beauty; the gloves are mandatory; the necks are long. Elegant men with cigarettes between their fingers occasionally enter the frame, encountering women who appear utterly indifferent to their attention.”

Anonymous said...

Lillian is an amazing woman and photographer. Someone from the old school. Thank you for bringing her back into my life with your post. You have a wonderful blog.

DJ

If Jane said...

!!! quite amazing!

royal creme said...

One last time...I wonder about that - creating and then the finality of knowing that you no longer can. I hope it stays in your soul...

neki desu said...

thanks for pointing her to me!

neki desu

Down Pillow said...

Absolutely amazing. And I am so honored that she has decided to share with us all. Thank you

honeydonthink said...

Having just seen the Avedon exhibit at the San Francisco MOMA and knowing they were friends makes me wish i could see her show! I love the images that are often about what's not there as much as they are about what is. Thanks for this form of storytelling.

The Browns said...

i love lillian bassman, i have her ferris wheel image among others pinned to the walls of my bedroom. some are so ethereal. great post.

TeeTee said...

I'm a big fan of Lillian bassman myself, thanks for sharing, have to say your blog is very inspirational :)

molly said...

thank goodness for trashbags.

crystaltillman said...

breathtaking. if only each artist were given a trash bag that they could never throw away... it may change the world.