Blum, Sylvie - Venus Selbst new in plastic!
- Format Hardback | 120 pages
- Dimensions 230 x 250 x 16mm | 750g
- Publication date 01 Nov 2000
- Publisher Edition Braus
- Publication City/Country Heidelberg, Germany
- Illustrations note 86 colour illustrations
- ISBN10 3926318686
- ISBN13 9783926318688
Austrian-born Sylvie Blum started a career in modeling prior taking the helm as a photographer.
She grew up in Germany.
Throughout her life, she has been traveling the world.
Asia, Africa, Australia, the middle East, Europe,
South America and the US.
As a child she already knew that she wanted to become an artist.
Her interest in art, fashion, architecture, design, pop art, music, movie making and photography became lifelong passions.
During her school days she started modeling and became a well known art and fashion model.
In 1991 she met legendary artist and photographer Guenter Blum and became his favorite model and muse…and in 1995 his wife. He was her mentor and teacher.
Sylvie learned everything about lighting, composition, darkroom techniques and photography from him.
Sylvie also worked with other international known photographers such as Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, Jan Saudek, Andreas Bitesnich and many more…
Sylvie took care of Guenter Blum through a terminal illness until his death in 1997.
Heart-broken and devastated from the loss, she left their shared atelier in the German countryside. She moved to an old factory building, which she changed into a photo studio and started working on several photographic projects.
In the following years Sylvie published several art books and her work became international known.
In 2005 she got married for a second time in Las Vegas and relocated to California.
Today she lives and works in Los Angeles in her WhiteBox studio.
In 2011 her book “Naked Beauty” was published by teNeues and distributed worldwide.
Her show Naked Beauty opened in May 2012 together with iconic photographer Herb Ritts at the Fahey Klein Gallery Los Angeles.
Sylvie Blum isRepresented by Fahey-Klein Gallery in los Angeles, Preiss Fine Art in Vienna, Immagis Fine Art in Munich, OPIOM Gallery in Cannes.
January 2020 – The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCABANGKOK) shows Sylvie Blum’s work titled “Naked Beauty” with a grand opening on January 25th, 2020. Public viewing is open until March 2020.
This unique 10,000 sqft exhibition at MOCA displays 300 images including 100 original prints from her Naked Beauty Series, her world famous “Big Cat Series” and her “Animal Series” as well as 200 Polaroid images showing her very own diary over the past 20 Years from 1999 – 2019. Sylvie Blum’s iconic images remain in the permanent collection of MOCA BANGKOK.