Description: Woman with her dog and parasol
Provenance: Estate of Arpi Ermoyan
Comment: Fashion… and more specifically (I guess) “fashionable-ness” is such an interesting thing. During the 1950's a more individualized look that regular people could achieve came something into vogue. I think… and No, I'm not a fashion historian… the light and airy “Woman on the street” look was very different than the formal fashion showrooms of New York and Paris. As such, and akin to, for example covers for Vogue, this image is selling less a specific garment or accessory than it is selling an attitude. That's one thing that makes me think perfume is the product here… a notoriously difficult “thing” to depict.
Price: $3,000 (+ $100 domestic shipping)