A Night in London

West Ham Bedroom (London)

Bill Brandt

West Ham Bedroom (London)

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

29.8 x 24.2 ins (11.71 x 9.51 ins)

1937

HC 11137

Provenance

The Estate of Bill Brandt
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Exhibited

London Nights, Museum of London, London, 11 May - 11 November 2018 (This print)
Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light
, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 6 March - 12 August 2013 (This print)
Bill Brandt, Hayward Gallery, April 1970 (Another print)Brandt, MoMA, New York, 1969 (cat.21) (Another print)

Literature

Paul Delaney, Bill Brandt. A Life. DIscussed p.139
Sarah Hermanson Meister, Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light, (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2013), p. 59. (illustrated)
Bill Brandt, London in the Thirties, 1983, pl.26 (illustrated full page)
Bill Brandt, Shadow of Light, 1977 (illustrated p.28)
Bill Brandt. A Night in London, 1938 (p.25 Illustrated full page and captioned "Whole families sleep in one room")

Mounted to board. Titled, in pencil, on verso. Photographer's "Photo Bill Brandt" stamp on verso. Oversized vintage print.

Paul Delaney in his biography of Brandt, Bill Brandt. A Life, writes of this photograph: '"Bedroom in West Ham" carries the social message of overcrowding in the slums, but the massed sleeping figures point us towards a world of dreams that is a refuge from the sufferings of daylight.' p.139

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

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

West Ham Bedroom (London)

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

29.8 x 24.2 ins (11.71 x 9.51 ins)

1937

HC 11137

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