Draw and Shoot: Fashion Illustrations and Photography from the Collection

Jan 29 - Apr 21, 2013
Boca Raton Museum of Art

Draw and Shoot offers a sampling of 20th century fashion drawings and photographs, showcasing the evolving aesthetics of fashion design and its documentation by pencil and camera. Works from the Museum’s collection will be on display from artists such as Rudolf Bauer, Carl Erickson, Helmut Newton, and John Rawlings.

The exhibition is a testament to changing notions of style, beauty, and the artistry of its documentation – from Rene Bouché’s drawings of private, in-store fashion shows typical of the 1940s to Helmut Newton’s highly-dramatic, gritty, and defiantly sexualized fashion shoots of the 1980s. The Museum’s assemblage artists and eras provide an insightful study of the rich history of fashion design, and serves as the perfect complement to exhibition, IMPACT: 50 Years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Hear curator Marisa Pascucci discuss Draw and Shoot on Arts Radio Network


Helmut Newton's "Fashion Model in Chains, Paris" at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Helmut Newton (American, born in Berlin, Germany 1920-2004),Fashion Model in Chains, Paris, 1976, printed 1984, gelatin silver print, ed. 14/75, Permanent Collection 2007.5.104. Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman