Lot 11
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Bill Brandt

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
12,250 GBP
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  • Bill Brandt
  • 'London', 1952
  • Image 34.5 x 29.5 cm (13½ x 11½ in.)
    sheet 38.5 x 30.5 cm (15¼ x 12 in.)
Silver print, printed 1969. Signed in black ink in the margin. Mounted and Framed. 


Alan Klotz Gallery, New York
Private collection, UK


Lawrence Durrell, Bill Brandt: Perspectives of Nudes, Amphoto, New York, 1961, pl. 36.
Bill Brandt, Shadow of Light, De Capo Press, New York, 1977, pl. 121.
Bill Brandt, Bill Brandt: Nudes 1945-1980, Gordon Fraser Limited, London and Bedford, 1980, pl. 53.
Mark Haworth–Booth and David Mellor, Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera, Photographs 1928–1983, Aperture/Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York, 1985, p. 99.
Ian Jeffrey, Bill Brandt: Photographs 1928-1983, Barbican Art Gallery/Thames & Hudson Limited, London, 1993, p. 172.
Bill Jay and Nigel Warburton, Brandt: The Photography of Bill Brandt, H.N. Abrams, New York, 1999, cover and pl. 242, p. 266.
Nigel Warburton, Brandt: Icons, The Bill Brandt Archive, London, 2004, inside cover and n.p.
Exhibition catalogue, Bill Brandt, Shadow & Light, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013, p. 163.

Catalogue Note

After the war Brandt sought out to document the human body in a surreal and abstract manner, heavily influenced by his mentor, Man Ray. This stage of his work culminated in the publishing of Perspective of Nudes in 1961. The book includes this beautiful photograph, London 1952, which has become one of his most famous nudes and later became the poster image for his V&A Retrospective exhibition in 2004.