Provenance: Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired from the artist, 1969. deaccessioned January 2018
Exhibitions: New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Bill Brandt, September 15November 30, 1969, and thereafter to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1970. (This print)
Literature: Bill Brandt, Shadow of Light, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977, pl. 28b. Mark Haworth-Booth, Bill Brandt Behind the Camera: Photographs 1928-1983, Aperture/Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York, 1985, p. 16. Ian Jeffrey (ed.), Bill Brandt Photographs 1928-1983, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1993, p. 81. Bill Jay and Nigel Warburton, The Photography of Bill Brandt, Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, 1999, pl. 60. Exhibition catalogue, Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013, p. 54.
This oversized exhibition print was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1969 and displayed in their major Bill Brandt retrospective held that same year. It was deaccessioned by MoMA in January 2018.
Gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed pre 1969, numbered '25', and variously otherwise numbered in pencil with typed credit, title and date on affixed Museum of Modern Art label (mat, verso) image: 20 x 17 1/4 in. (50.8 x 43.8 cm.) sheet: 20 3/8 x 17 5/8 in. (51.7 x 44.7 cm.) mount: 30 x 26 in. (76.1 x 66 cm.)
This print hanging in the MoMA Bill Brandt retrospective in 1969