Nicholas Nixon, ‘View of First National City Bank Building from Battery Plaza and View Towards Midtown from Wall Street’, 1975, Photography, Two gelatin silver prints., Phillips
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Nicholas Nixon

View of First National City Bank Building from Battery Plaza and View Towards Midtown from Wall Street, 1975

Two gelatin silver prints.
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Each 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (20 x 24.8 cm)

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Each signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso.
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, ‘View of First National City Bank Building from Battery Plaza and View Towards Midtown from Wall Street’, 1975, Photography, Two gelatin silver prints., Phillips
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About the work
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Phillips

Each 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (20 x 24.8 cm)

Medium
Signature
Each signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso.
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

View of First National City Bank Building from Battery Plaza and View Towards Midtown from Wall Street, 1975

Two gelatin silver prints.
Bidding closed
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