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Bill Brandt

After the Theatre, Taxi in Lower Regent Street, 1934

Gelatin silver print, printed 1979-1980, mounted.
13 2/5 × 11 2/5 in
34 × 29 cm
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34 x 29 cm (13 3/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

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Bill Brandt
British, born Germany, 1904–1983
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Throughout a career that encompassed a wide variety of subjects and printing styles, British photographer Bill Brandt enabled viewers to see the world with, as he put it, “a sense of wonder.” He began his career as an assistant to Man Ray in Paris, where he discovered the work of Eugène Atget and Hungarian photographer Brassaï. Upon returning to England, he became known for his incisive documentary work, including his landmark series “The English at Home”, and, later, revealing images of London under siege during the Blitz of WWII. After the war, he turned his focus to the human body, using unusual perspectives to transform flesh into abstract landscapes. Unlike his famous contemporaries like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brandt experimented freely with artificial light, cropping, and photomontage. “Photography is not a sport,” he said. “It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried.”

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About the work
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P
Phillips

Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

This …

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Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

This lot is sold with No Reserve

34 x 29 cm (13 3/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

Signature
Signed in ink on the mount.
Bill Brandt
British, born Germany, 1904–1983
Follow

Throughout a career that encompassed a wide variety of subjects and printing styles, British photographer Bill Brandt enabled viewers to see the world with, as he put it, “a sense of wonder.” He began his career as an assistant to Man Ray in Paris, where he discovered the work of Eugène Atget and Hungarian photographer Brassaï. Upon returning to England, he became known for his incisive documentary work, including his landmark series “The English at Home”, and, later, revealing images of London under siege during the Blitz of WWII. After the war, he turned his focus to the human body, using unusual perspectives to transform flesh into abstract landscapes. Unlike his famous contemporaries like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brandt experimented freely with artificial light, cropping, and photomontage. “Photography is not a sport,” he said. “It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried.”

Bill Brandt

After the Theatre, Taxi in Lower Regent Street, 1934

Gelatin silver print, printed 1979-1980, mounted.
13 2/5 × 11 2/5 in
34 × 29 cm
Bidding closed
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