Working by Feeling and Intuition: Becoming Madame d’Ora
Where: Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave.
212-628-6200 Price: $15
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The curator of “Madame d’Ora,” Dr. Monika Faber, presents a lecture in conjunction with the new exhibition.
Born Dora Kallmus (1881–1963), the Austrian fashion and portrait photographer worked under the name d’Ora and was later dubbed Madame d’Ora. She was the most acclaimed portraitist of fin-de-siècle Vienna, and went on to create one of the most stylish Art Deco studios in Paris in the 1920s and ’30s. Her models included Viennese luminaries such as Emilie Flöge, Gustav Klimt, Alma Mahler, and Arthur Schnitzler; and the elite of Paris, including Josephine Baker, Coco Chanel, Collette, and Pablo Picasso. This exhibition will cover the breadth of her long career, from her early upbringing in Vienna as the daughter of Jewish intellectuals, to her heyday as a society photographer, through her reinvention in the post-war environment after surviving the Holocaust.Buy tickets/get more info now