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Ruth Bernhard

In the Box, Horizontal, 1962

Platinum/palladium print
4 3/4 × 8 1/2 in
12.1 × 21.6 cm
Edition 28/40
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Sheet measures: 10.5 h x 13.75 w inches
Signed to lower right 'Ruth Bernhard'. Titled, dated …

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Sheet measures: 10.5 h x 13.75 w inches
Signed to lower right 'Ruth Bernhard'. Titled, dated and numbered to verso 'Vision Editions © . 1993 In the Box, Horizontal 1962 #28/40 RB 450'. This work is number 28 from the edition of 40 published by Joseph G. Folberg/Vision Editions, San Francisco.

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Ruth Bernhard
German-American, 1905–2006
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During her lifetime, Ruth Bernhard shot almost exclusively in black-and-white, focusing on the sensuality of the human body, resulting in images that are charged with erotic power. In her silver gelatin print, Mother & Child, Joane (1963), a mother clutches her infant, lovingly cradling it to her. Their nude bodies, contours, and bare skin mirror one another, creating formal as well as emotional depth. Bernhard was born in Berlin and studied at the city’s Academy of Art before moving to the United States in 1927. She counted Margrethe Mather and Edward Weston among her colleagues and friends, and claimed the two photographers were responsible for showing her that the medium was capable of artistry. She also produced photographs for the Museum of Modern Art’s first exhibition catalogue.

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About the work
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Sheet measures: 10.5 h x 13.75 w inches
Signed to lower right 'Ruth Bernhard'. Titled, dated …

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Sheet measures: 10.5 h x 13.75 w inches
Signed to lower right 'Ruth Bernhard'. Titled, dated and numbered to verso 'Vision Editions © . 1993 In the Box, Horizontal 1962 #28/40 RB 450'. This work is number 28 from the edition of 40 published by Joseph G. Folberg/Vision Editions, San Francisco.

Medium
Photography
Ruth Bernhard
German-American, 1905–2006
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During her lifetime, Ruth Bernhard shot almost exclusively in black-and-white, focusing on the sensuality of the human body, resulting in images that are charged with erotic power. In her silver gelatin print, Mother & Child, Joane (1963), a mother clutches her infant, lovingly cradling it to her. Their nude bodies, contours, and bare skin mirror one another, creating formal as well as emotional depth. Bernhard was born in Berlin and studied at the city’s Academy of Art before moving to the United States in 1927. She counted Margrethe Mather and Edward Weston among her colleagues and friends, and claimed the two photographers were responsible for showing her that the medium was capable of artistry. She also produced photographs for the Museum of Modern Art’s first exhibition catalogue.

Ruth Bernhard

In the Box, Horizontal, 1962

Platinum/palladium print
4 3/4 × 8 1/2 in
12.1 × 21.6 cm
Edition 28/40
Bidding closed
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