Depictions of fashion in the history of art can conjure as many interpretations as there are styles of dress. From conveying a subject’s wealth and social status to unique personal tastes, these expressions are likewise clues to an artwork’s culture, time period and the artist’s influences. Our American Online auction features a range of costuming details captured by American artists, from the festive seaside attire of Martha Walker’s Day at the Beach to Hovsep Pushman's inspired rendering of traditional Ottoman attire in Guardian Of The Seraglio. Click ahead to learn more about these fashionable works.
31 July — 17 August