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Nicholas Nixon, ‘Clementine, Clementine and I	and Bebe’, ca. 1996-1997, Rago/Wright
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Nicholas Nixon

Clementine, Clementine and I and Bebe, ca. 1996-1997

Three gelatin silver prints
Edition 4/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
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9.875" x 8" (each)

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Each signed, dated, titled and numbered 4/25
Nicholas Nixon
American, b. 1947
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Nicholas Nixon takes intimate, black-and-white photographs of children, the elderly and infirm, and his own family (as well as cityscapes). Best known for his series “The Brown Sisters”, Nixon began taking portraits of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters in 1975, and has continued to photograph them annually since. Influenced by the photography of Walker Evans, Edward Weston, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, Nixon works with a large-format camera; “For me the print is what matters most. Generally the biggest possible negative has the most clarity, presence, and believability,” he has said. Nixon’s images, which include close-up self-portraits of the artist’s bearded face, manifest the humanistic potential of photography, offering moments of tenderness between individuals, and meticulously capturing the minute details of his subjects.

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About the work
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Rago/Wright

9.875" x 8" (each)

Medium
Photography
Signature
Each signed, dated, titled and numbered 4/25
Nicholas Nixon
American, b. 1947
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Nicholas Nixon takes intimate, black-and-white photographs of children, the elderly and infirm, and his own family (as well as cityscapes). Best known for his series “The Brown Sisters”, Nixon began taking portraits of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters in 1975, and has continued to photograph them annually since. Influenced by the photography of Walker Evans, Edward Weston, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, Nixon works with a large-format camera; “For me the print is what matters most. Generally the biggest possible negative has the most clarity, presence, and believability,” he has said. Nixon’s images, which include close-up self-portraits of the artist’s bearded face, manifest the humanistic potential of photography, offering moments of tenderness between individuals, and meticulously capturing the minute details of his subjects.

Nicholas Nixon

Clementine, Clementine and I and Bebe, ca. 1996-1997

Three gelatin silver prints
Edition 4/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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