Bill Brandt. Vintage Prints
The Hyman Collection is delighted to announce a major new acquisition of an important group of twenty seven vintage photographs by Bill Brandt from the photographer's estate. Purchased from Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York, these pictures include famous as well as unknown works, and provide a retrospective survey of Brandt's achievements. They are grouped around the central themes of Brandt's oeuvre and include photographs related to the three seminal books that established his reputation: The English at Home (1936), A Night in London (1938) and Camera in London (1948), as well as wartime photographs of ruined streets and people sheltering in the tunnels of the London Underground; nudes from Perspective of Nudes (1961) and celebrity portraits that include little known images of Henry Moore and Francis Bacon. Added to the vintage Brandt's already in the collection, the Hyman Collection now has one of the most important private collections of Brandt in the world.