Bill Brandt. New Acquisitions from MoMA, New York

London, Air Raid Shelters, East End Underground Station, 1940

Bill Brandt

London, Air Raid Shelters, East End Underground Station, 1940

Oversized gelatin silver print

61.5 x 52.3 cms (24.17 x 20.55 ins)

1940

HC 11706

Provenance

Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired from the artist, 1969.
deaccessioned January 2018

Exhibited

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Bill Brandt, September 15-November 30, 1969, and thereafter to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1970. (This print)

Bill Brandt / Henry Moore, The Hepworth Wakefield (7 February - 31 May 2020). The exhibition will tour to Yale Center for British Art, USA (June 25-September 13, 2020) and Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich (November 22, 2020-February 28, 2021). (This print)

Literature

Bill Brandt, Shadow of Light, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977, pl. 52-3.

Bill Jay and Nigel Warburton, The Photography of Bill Brandt, Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, 1999, pl. 114.

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013, p. 92.

Martina Droth and Paul Messier (eds.), Bill Brandt / Henry Moore, Yale University Press, 2020 (This print)

This oversized exhibition print was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1969 and displayed in their major Bill Brandt retrospective held that same year. It was deaccessioned by MoMA in January 2018.

gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on board, printed 1969. A striking example of Brandt's later printing style which can be contrasted with vintage prints of a related subject also in the Hyman Collection.


numbered '118' and variously otherwise numbered in pencil with typed credit, title and date on affixed Museum of Modern Art label

(flush mount, verso)
image/sheet/flush mount: 24 1/4 x 20 5/8 in. (61.5 x 52.3 cm.)

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

Bill Brandt

London, Air Raid Shelters, East End Underground Station, 1940

Oversized gelatin silver print

61.5 x 52.3 cms (24.17 x 20.55 ins)

1940

HC 11706

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