From Toy Box to Art Gallery
- By Norman Fine
What happens when a noted photographer stumbles across a set of vintage (1930s) British cast lead toy figures of foxhunters and hounds? Award-winning photographer/author/film maker Robert Trachtenberg was captivated by the various poses and old patina on the figures. He placed them into scaled-down landscapes, illuminated them romantically, and produced a suite of seven photographs titled "The Fox Hunt" which are on display at Fuller + Roberts Co., a furniture and decorative arts gallery in the heart of the La Cienega Design Quarter in Los Angeles, California.
I remember having a set of lead toy soldiers as a child, but I relish imagining these figures being unwrapped by a child near the Christmas tree in an English country house many years ago. Trachtenberg's photographs are charming, and we thought you might enjoy seeing the products of this creative man’s imagination. Click for more images and Christopher Harrity's article in Advocate.com.
Posted May 11, 2013