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Arnold Newman

Jean Dubeffet, 1956

Gelatin silver
19 1/2 × 15 1/2 in
49.5 × 39.4 cm
Bidding closed
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Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 24 x 20 inches; faint mat burn to the mount; one …

Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 24 x 20 inches; faint mat burn to the mount; one thin scratch with loss approximately 1/2 inch long to the upper left quadrant.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on mount recto; the photographer's stamp on mount verso.
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Arnold Newman
American, 1918–2006
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One of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Arnold Newman is known for his portraits of major cultural figures, such as Pablo Picasso, Aaron Copland, Marilyn Monroe, Donald Judd, and Josef Albers. Newman was credited with popularizing environmental portraiture, a style that captures subjects in their surroundings and uses significant details to communicate their profession and personality. Newman’s famous photograph of Igor Stravinsky, for example, is dominated by a grand piano silhouetted against a white wall, with the composer confined to the corner. However, Newman never endorsed the term with which he was associated: “Overlooked is that my approach is also symbolic or impressionistic or whatever label one cares to use.” For his portrait of Andy Warhol, Newman cut up his subject’s features, repositioning them to form a surrealistic collage.

Arnold Newman, ‘Jean Dubeffet’, 1956, Heritage Auctions
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About the work
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Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 24 x 20 inches; faint mat burn to the mount; one …

Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 24 x 20 inches; faint mat burn to the mount; one thin scratch with loss approximately 1/2 inch long to the upper left quadrant.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on mount recto; the photographer's stamp on mount verso.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Arnold Newman
American, 1918–2006
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One of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Arnold Newman is known for his portraits of major cultural figures, such as Pablo Picasso, Aaron Copland, Marilyn Monroe, Donald Judd, and Josef Albers. Newman was credited with popularizing environmental portraiture, a style that captures subjects in their surroundings and uses significant details to communicate their profession and personality. Newman’s famous photograph of Igor Stravinsky, for example, is dominated by a grand piano silhouetted against a white wall, with the composer confined to the corner. However, Newman never endorsed the term with which he was associated: “Overlooked is that my approach is also symbolic or impressionistic or whatever label one cares to use.” For his portrait of Andy Warhol, Newman cut up his subject’s features, repositioning them to form a surrealistic collage.

Arnold Newman

Jean Dubeffet, 1956

Gelatin silver
19 1/2 × 15 1/2 in
49.5 × 39.4 cm
Bidding closed
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