September 2020 Acquisition: The Estate of Deborah Turbeville

The MUUS Collection acquired the estate of the pioneering fashion photographer, Deborah Turbeville. Join us in celebrating this exciting acquisition by exploring our inaugural Viewing Room, Deborah Turbeville: Traces and Passages.

Deborah Turbeville (1932-2013) was a trailblazing American artist and photographer, credited with revolutionizing fashion imagery in the 1970s from its roots in the staid commercial to avant-garde art. Known for her iconoclastic fashion photographs, her spell-binding collages, and her maverick print-making skills, Turbeville's work appears as fresh and entrancing today as it did when she started out, and continues to defy all classification.

"My pictures walk like a tightrope. They never know. ... I am one of the very few 'enfants terrible' still claiming to take fashion photography. I am not a fashion photographer, I am not a photo-journalist, I am not a portraitist."

More on this extraordinary archive coming soon.

September 23, 2020

Turbeville Glass House
L'École des Beaux Arts, 1977
Calvin Klein Shoe Exhibition, 1976
Passport, 1989
L'École des Beaux Arts, 1977
Jean Muir and Friends, 1975
Unseen Versailles, 1980
Paris Photo 2022
Grand Palais ÉphémèreChamps de Mars - Paris
November 10 - 13, 2022

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