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Karen LaMonte’s Etudes draw inspiration from Théâtre de la Mode, a collaboration of fashion designers, ballet dancers and artists who created fashion mannequins in one-third life-size scale in Paris following World War II. Dressed in haute couture, these mannequins were staged in miniature theater sets with the objective of helping re-establish the French fashion houses and by extension, revitalize the French economy. The Etudes thus represent the sense of optimism and renewed hope that emerged as the shadow of the war’s horrors lifted. They also highlight some of the ways in which fashion, and ultimately the way it portrays women?s bodies, has mediated between art, society and commerce throughout history.

LaMonte’s Etudes are featured in an exhibition at the Barry Museum of Art at Old Dominion University, VA, on view through January 2, 2022.   Positioned in custom-designed sets, LaMonte’s Etudes are juxtaposed with a selection of fashion mannequins from the original Théâtre de la Mode.    To watch talks from the exhibition organizers and a walk-through with Karen LaMonte, click here.


							

									Karen LaMonte									Reclining Etude 13 2020									rusted iron<br />
25 x 20 x 14 1/2 inches

Karen LaMonte

Reclining Etude 13 2020
rusted iron
25 x 20 x 14 1/2 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Etude 4 2020									cast glass<br />
23 x 13.75 x 9.5

Karen LaMonte

Etude 4 2020
cast glass
23 x 13.75 x 9.5

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									Karen LaMonte									Etude 8 2014									rusted iron<br />
23 1/2 x 11 x 10 1/2 inches

Karen LaMonte

Etude 8 2014
rusted iron
23 1/2 x 11 x 10 1/2 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Reclining Etude 1 2017									cast glass<br />
9 1/5 x 23 1/2 x 11 inches

Karen LaMonte

Reclining Etude 1 2017
cast glass
9 1/5 x 23 1/2 x 11 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Etude 6 2015									white bronze<br />
23 1/2 x 12 x 10 inches

Karen LaMonte

Etude 6 2015
white bronze
23 1/2 x 12 x 10 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Etude 9 2020									cast glass<br />
24 x 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Karen LaMonte

Etude 9 2020
cast glass
24 x 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Reclining Etude 8 2015									rusted iron<br />
11 1/2 x 25 x 13 inches

Karen LaMonte

Reclining Etude 8 2015
rusted iron
11 1/2 x 25 x 13 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Etude 13 2020									cast glass<br />
26 x 19 x 7.5 inches

Karen LaMonte

Etude 13 2020
cast glass
26 x 19 x 7.5 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Reclining Etude 13 2020									white bronze<br />
25 x 20 x 14 1/2 inches

Karen LaMonte

Reclining Etude 13 2020
white bronze
25 x 20 x 14 1/2 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Etude 2 2014									rusted iron<br />
23 x 8 x 9 inches

Karen LaMonte

Etude 2 2014
rusted iron
23 x 8 x 9 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Etude 11 2020									cast glass<br />
25 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

Karen LaMonte

Etude 11 2020
cast glass
25 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Etude 3 2014									rusted iron<br />
24 1/2 x 10 x 10 inches

Karen LaMonte

Etude 3 2014
rusted iron
24 1/2 x 10 x 10 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Etude 9 2016									white bronze<br />
24 x 14 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Karen LaMonte

Etude 9 2016
white bronze
24 x 14 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

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									Karen LaMonte									Reclining Etude 10 2016									cast glass<br />
8 1/2 x 23 x 10 1/2 inches

Karen LaMonte

Reclining Etude 10 2016
cast glass
8 1/2 x 23 x 10 1/2 inches

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