Ilse Bing, ‘Circus Acrobat on Black Ball, New York’, 1936, Robert Klein Gallery
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Ilse Bing

Circus Acrobat on Black Ball, New York, 1936

Vintage gelatin silver print
8 3/4 × 11 5/8 in
22.2 × 29.5 cm
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Boston
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Robert Klein Gallery
Boston

Accompanied by the original exhibition mount

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Signed and dated on image lower left
Ilse Bing
American, 1899–1998
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Once dubbed “Queen of the Leica,” Ilse Bing is among the foremost avant-garde photographers of the 20th century, whose portfolio of black-and-white and color prints encompasses scenes of urban architecture, street life, still lifes, portraits, commissioned photo essays, and advertisements—all shot with an eye for the unexpected detail, the unusual angle and vantage point, and a keen sense of composition and form. Trained as an art historian, she took up photography in 1929, and moved to Paris in 1930, where she embraced the radical approach of the New Photography movement, shooting scenes of urban life for her personal practice and on assignment for the top publications of the time. Her career was interrupted by the outbreak of WWII. In 1941, Bing moved to New York, where she eventually gave up photography to pursue poetry, drawing, and collage.

Ilse Bing, ‘Circus Acrobat on Black Ball, New York’, 1936, Robert Klein Gallery
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About the work
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Robert Klein Gallery
Boston

Accompanied by the original exhibition mount

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Photography
Signature
Signed and dated on image lower left
Ilse Bing
American, 1899–1998
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Once dubbed “Queen of the Leica,” Ilse Bing is among the foremost avant-garde photographers of the 20th century, whose portfolio of black-and-white and color prints encompasses scenes of urban architecture, street life, still lifes, portraits, commissioned photo essays, and advertisements—all shot with an eye for the unexpected detail, the unusual angle and vantage point, and a keen sense of composition and form. Trained as an art historian, she took up photography in 1929, and moved to Paris in 1930, where she embraced the radical approach of the New Photography movement, shooting scenes of urban life for her personal practice and on assignment for the top publications of the time. Her career was interrupted by the outbreak of WWII. In 1941, Bing moved to New York, where she eventually gave up photography to pursue poetry, drawing, and collage.

Ilse Bing

Circus Acrobat on Black Ball, New York, 1936

Vintage gelatin silver print
8 3/4 × 11 5/8 in
22.2 × 29.5 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Boston
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