Nude, London, January 1956

Bill Brandt

Nude, London, January 1956

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23.5 x 19.7 cms (9.24 x 7.74 ins)

1956

HC 11132

Provenance

The Estate of Bill Brandt
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Exhibited

Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light, (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2013) (This print)
Bill Brandt. Known and Unknown, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, 2001 (This print)

Literature

Sarah Hermanson Meister, Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light, (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2013), (illustrated full page p.161)
Brandt Nudes. A New Perspective (with a commentary by Mark Haworth-Booth), 2004 (illustrated full page p.40) (reversed orientation illustrated)
Bill Jay and Nigel Warburton, Brandt: The Photography of Bill Brandt, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1999 (illustrated reversed p.260)
Bill Brandt. Perspective of Nudes (with a preface by Lawrence Durrell and an introduction by Chapman Mortimer), 1961 (illustrated full page plate 29, reversed).

Photographer's "Bill Brandt" stamp on verso.

Brandt's nudes of the late 1940s tend to show the figure in a domestic setting. The use of a police camera led to distorted views that elongated the model's limbs and allowed an extraordinary depth of field. However, in nudes such as the present one from the later 1950s, Brandt abstracts even further and remove all traces of the model's environment.

Other vintage prints of this work are in the collection of MoMA, New York and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Copyright The Bill Brandt Archive, London / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York / Zürich. 2018

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

Nude, London, January 1956

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23.5 x 19.7 cms (9.24 x 7.74 ins)

1956

HC 11132

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