Nude

Bill Brandt

Nude

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23.2 x 19.7 cms (9.12 x 7.74 ins)

c.1957

HC 11134

Provenance

The Estate of Bill Brandt
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Literature

Bill Brandt. Perspective of Nudes (with a preface by Lawrence Durrell and an introduction by Chapman Mortimer), 1961 (illustrated full page plate 57).
Brandt Nudes. A New Perspective (with a commentary by Mark Haworth-Booth), 2004 (illustrated full page p.108)

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.


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

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

Nude

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23.2 x 19.7 cms (9.12 x 7.74 ins)

c.1957

HC 11134

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