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Photographer Stephanie Kloss captures Hollywood's most iconic modernist homes
Case Study House #10 (Kemper Nomland). © Stephanie Kloss.


LONDON.- LUMAS presents a new series of striking images by photographer and architecture specialist Stephanie Kloss. Born and raised in Germany, Kloss’s deep interest in mid-century modern buildings led her to California in order to capture some of the world’s most iconic examples.

California Dreaming takes us on a tour of Hollywood’s most recognised residences which were designed by star architects of the age including Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Albert Frey. We journey from the famous Goldstein Home which has featured in films Charlie’s Angels and The Big Lebowski to Sinatra’s renowned Twin Palms residence where the likes of Marilyn Monroe and JFK are said to have sipped cocktails. Kloss recreates the glamour of the era with her model, Anne, who becomes a living sculpture and, dressed in the style of the time, serves to show off the surrounding architecture.

Alongside the former playgrounds of Hollywood stars the photographs capture important shifts in the history of American architecture. Case Study House #10 in the suburbs of LA was built in 1947 and is a key example of the 1940’s push by renowned architects to develop new types of houses in order to accommodate the masses.

Stephanie Kloss’s fascination with art and architecture is visible throughout her work. After earning a degree in Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin in 1994, she soon began postgraduate studies in Media Art at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. There she studied with Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, and Marie-Jo Lafontaine. Her work has since appeared in countless solo and group exhibitions, most recently in the renowned Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.

Kloss recalls the experience: ‘After 21 days in California and over 500 photographs I am taking this experience home with me. I was not in a film, but in a dream that came true.’

LUMAS was founded in 2004 by Stefanie Harig and Marc Ullrich with the aim of making the art market more accessible. Over the last ten years it has grown into a highly successful global brand, offering collectors a diverse portfolio of works via an online platform and over 40 international LUMAS galleries.

LUMAS enjoys a unique position in the global field of art editions. Works are available as hand-signed originals in multiple sizes and limited edition of just 75-150. The growing portfolio currently showcases more than 200 artists with over 1,800 carefully curated works. The artists range from world-renowned photographers to promising new talent, offering collectors a wide variety of original and inspiring art.

Curated collections include the newly updated VOGUE Collection, the Trunk Archive and the Condé Nast Collection. These collections present museum-quality photography, including works by Horst P. Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld, Bert Stern, Cecil Beaton, Edward Steichen alongside new additions such as Arthur Elgort’s photographs of Kate Moss.





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