Cultures of Masculinity

Beyond the Fringe (Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore)

Bill Brandt

Beyond the Fringe (Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore)

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23 x 19.9 cms (9.04 x 7.82 ins)

1961

HC 11543

Provenance

The Estate of Bill Brandt
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Exhibited

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 6 March - 12 August 2013 (This print)

Literature

Sarah Hermanson Meister, Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light, (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2013), illustrated p. 124. (This print)

Photographer's "Bill Brandt" stamp on verso.

Brandt's photograph depicts the four members of the famous British comedy stage review Beyond the Fringe. From our left to right are Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. The review played in London's West End in 1961 and then from 1962 in America on New York's Broadway and on tour. Hugely successful, it is widely regarded as seminal to the rise of satirical comedy in 1960s Britain. Each of the four men would also develop hugey successful independent careers. Brandt's photograph shows these anti-establishment iconoclasts at the moment their fame took off.


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

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

Beyond the Fringe (Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore)

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23 x 19.9 cms (9.04 x 7.82 ins)

1961

HC 11543

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