Bunny Yeager and CVC invite you to join us for the opening reception of Vintage Bettie Page and book signing at Bunny Yeager Studio in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.
Opening Reception December 5, 7:00-10:00pm · Book Signing Dec 7, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
The Vintage Bettie Page exhibition features never before seen photographs of Pin-Up icon Bettie Page from Bunny Yeager’s archive.
The exhibition includes new images of Page from Yeager’s archive along with some of the most iconic images in the history of Pin-Up photography. The exhibition serves as a preview to Yeager’s upcoming book on Bettie Page from Rizzoli which will have over 200 of Yeager’s images of the swimsuit icon and is due out early next year.
Bunny Yeager is the legendary model, photographer, writer and swimsuit designer whose pictures of Bettie Page catapulted both Page and Yeager to fame in 1954. The publication of Yeager’s centerfold photo of Bettie Page in Playboy launched Yeager’s photographic career and began a lifelong friendship with Hugh Hefner, the magazine’s publisher. Bettie Page was the first of many models Yeager discovered and brought to the attention of an entire generation of men who continue to find them captivating.
Yeager defined a new genre of portraiture with her sensual images of the girl next door and with her self portraits. Beginning with her early photographs for men’s magazines in the 1950’s she produced compelling images both in the studio and on location. Her groundbreaking work inspired and influenced a new generation of photographers from Cindy Sherman to those who shoot swimsuit models outdoors for Sports Illustrated.
Based in Miami since the 1950’s, Yeager developed special techniques for camera, location and lighting that mark each of her images as indelibly hers. Yeager is a master at envisioning and bringing out the unique qualities of the female form in each of her models. The tricks and secrets of her direct and beguiling images are published in over 30 books she has written over the last 50 years.
The exhibition is presented at the Bunny Yeager Studio in Wynwood. Yeager’s studio is a permanent venue for the artist to continue her work as a portrait photographer, complete new projects and present exhibitions of her most famous images of women at their most natural and seductive. Bunny Yeager launches CVC’s Miami Masters studio program, a new initiative that provides working studio and exhibition facilities to South Florida’s most notable artists. Center for Visual Communication’s Miami Masters series celebrates Miami arts icons that have long influenced and shaped South Florida’s now vibrant art scene.
Opening Reception: December 5th, 2013 7:00-10:00 pm
Book Signing with the Artist: December 7th, 2013 1:00-4:00 pm
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