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Bill Brandt

East Sussex Coast

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt

East Sussex Coast

East Sussex Coast

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

10,080

USD

Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Bill Brandt

1904 - 1983

East Sussex Coast


gelatin silver print, numbered '89' in ink in the margin, 1958, printed no later than 1961

image: 9 ¼ by 7 ¾ in. (23.5 by 19.7 cm.)

Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This early print, on single-weight paper with a semi-glossy surface, is in generally very good to excellent condition. this print has very thin margins along the upper, left, and right edges, and a wider margin along the lower edge, which is numbered '89' in ink. There are a few handling creases throughout, some of which appear to break the emulsion. The margin corners and edges are worn and there are occasional chips in the emulsion. '7690' is written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse. The reverse is soiled. When examined under ultraviolet light, this print appears to fluoresce.


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Originally in the collection of The Bodley Head, publisher of Perspective of Nudes

Acquired from England and Company, London, 2017

Bill Brandt, Perspective of Nudes (London, 1961), pl. 89 (this print)

Michael Hiley, Photographs by Bill Brandt (Boston, 1980), pl. 48

Sarah Hermanson Meister, Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light (The Museum of Modern Art, 2013), p. 174

"This photograph exemplifies Brandt’s groundbreaking approach to the nude; abstraction, distortion and texture merge into a photograph that is both real and imaginary. Along with Stieglitz, Weston, Drtikol and a very few other 20th century photographers, Brandt is among the great innovators in photography’s conception of the nude." - Paul Hertzmann and Susan Herzig


Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc., presents nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs with a particular focus on American & European modernism, PhotoSecession, f/64, post-World War II, and the American West.