Vogue covers by great artists: Dalí, Andy Warhol, Miró…

Vogue has been a mirror of the art movements of each period since the first issue was published in 1892.Their commitment with arts has accompanied fashion on its pages, as there hasn’t been a single year without an artist collaboration, whether they were photographers, painters or sculptors. Maybe the most known works are the photographs from genius such as Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Henri Cartier-Bresson or Herb Ritts (in fact, Vogue was the first magazine to publish a photograph on a cover). But there’s also been great painters that created masterpieces for the cover of Vogue, such as Dalí, Miró, and Andy Warhol.

During the first years of the magazine the most usual illustrators were Georges Lepape, Bonnie Cashin, Ethel Wright, Eduardo García Benito… Impeccable drawings that reflected the collections of the season, but also represented the art trends. The covers from the 20′s are inundated with the art-decó spirit, they are my favourites. André E. Marty was one of the main artists that created the covers in the 30′s. Dalí created four covers in total, starting in 1944, and his colleague Marcel Duchamp also appeared indirectly on a cover in which a model posed next to his “The Large Glass” photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld. From that year on, the illustrated covers were more and more scarce as photography was taking over. Nevertheless, there are great examples from René Gruau (check this post to see his illustrations), the Carolina de Monaco’s portrait by Andy Warhol, the cover-painting by Joan Miró

Nowadays it’s David Downton (check this post) the one that usually collaborates with Vogue, even though there are hardly any illustrated covers now. I wish they were back!


   
Ethel Wright, 1902


St. John, 1909


Eduardo García Benito, 1926


George Lepape, 1929


Bonnie Cashin, late 20′s

André E. Marty, 1930


Carl Eric, 1935


Salvador Dalí, April 1944

Dalí drawing for Vogue, 1944


Salvador Dalí


Salvador Dalí


January 1948, with illustrations by René Bouché, Picasso, André Derain


July 1945, model poses with Marcel Duchamp’s The Large Glass, photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld


Eduardo García Benito, 1937 – Erwin Blumenfeld, 1945


René Gruau illustration over Erwin Blumenfeld illustration, 1945


Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1950


René Gruau, 1956


Clifford Coffin, 1945


Joan Miró, December 1979

Andy Warhol, 1984


René Gruau, 1985

David Downton, 2009

16 thoughts on “Vogue covers by great artists: Dalí, Andy Warhol, Miró…

    Eva • Mar 21, 2013, 18:24
  1. Qué bonitas, me encantan las portadas antiguas, aunque la de Dalí con Marilyn es una escabechina, me lo tienes que reconocer Mónica!
    Un beso: Eva http://www.dolceevita.es

  2. Esther Asensio • Mar 21, 2013, 18:30
  3. Este post es simplemente ¡maravilloso! Me encantan las portadas de los años 20, con ilustraciones tan estilizadas como la moda de la época…Aunque todas son preciosas!

  4. Sandra • Mar 21, 2013, 18:43
  5. Maria Araújo • Mar 21, 2013, 20:59
  6. Reptilia • Mar 21, 2013, 21:01
  7. gypsy • Mar 21, 2013, 21:32
  8. genial impresionante menudo trabajo bien hecho las portadas son obras de arte pero tu manera de presentarlo tambien eres una artistaza missatlaplaya adelante gipsy

  9. Marley • Mar 21, 2013, 23:50
  10. ¡Qué chulada! Siempre disfruto mucho viendo estas colaboraciones entre artistas y revistas, y si hablamos de artistas míticos mejor que mejor, me parece super interesante.
    Mis favoritas son la de Carl Eric, Erwin Blumenfeld y Andy Warhol ♥
    Un besito muy grande Mónica

  11. Piter • Mar 22, 2013, 2:34
  12. Eduardo García Benito también es mi favorito!!

  13. sensitive to beauty • Mar 22, 2013, 8:01
  14. looksparacadadia • Mar 22, 2013, 8:41
  15. me ha encantado el post!!! las portadas son espectaculares! Gracias a ti las he conocido
    un besote

  16. aliceinbo • Mar 22, 2013, 13:54
  17. Son verdaderas obras de arte. Me gustan todos, en particular los de Dalí.
    xx

    aliceinbo2.blogspot.com

  18. ilustrada-maruja • Mar 23, 2013, 17:44
  19. Te has superado a ti misma, no es una halago, es una realidad. precioso, y muy educativo

  20. MILUCO • Mar 24, 2013, 15:18
  21. Simple, me encata Vogue que preciosa revista tan llena de Glamour y misterio… muchas gracias por esta entrada tan llena de historia:)
    MILUCO

    befashionmyfriend.com

  22. SLB • Mar 24, 2013, 18:40
  23. Mara • Mar 30, 2013, 16:28
  24. Vaya post tan genial, algunos de mis artistas favoritos reunidos aquí, las portadas son increíbles.

  25. Claudia • Apr 3, 2013, 16:17

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