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Bill Brandt

Late evening in the kitchen, circa 1930s

Gelatin silver, printed later
11 3/4 × 10 1/2 in
29.8 × 26.7 cm
Edition 10/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Condition Report: Paper size: 15-7/8 x 12 inches; unmounted; not framed; in apparently excellent …

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Signed and editioned '10/25' in ink margin recto.
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Bill Brandt
British, 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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Condition Report: Paper size: 15-7/8 x 12 inches; unmounted; not framed; in apparently excellent overall condition.

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Signed and editioned '10/25' in ink margin recto.
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Bill Brandt
British, 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.”

Bill Brandt

Late evening in the kitchen, circa 1930s

Gelatin silver, printed later
11 3/4 × 10 1/2 in
29.8 × 26.7 cm
Edition 10/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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