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Small Harbor, Marseilles

Artist:
Herbert Bayer (American (born Austria), Haag 1900–1985 Montecito, California)
Date:
1928
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
37.2 x 24.2 cm (14 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.8
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Director of the Bauhaus typography and advertising workshop, Herbert Bayer took up the camera about 1925, initially using photography in relation to his design work and later pursuing it for its own sake. In 1928, he traveled to Marseille, where he photographed the boats docked in the harbor from overhead, exploiting the camera's capacity to transform everyday reality into patterned abstractions.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed on print, verso LR: "bayer // schiffe vour pont [illegible]"; stamped in ink on print, verso LR: "herbert -bayer foto // berlin hardenbergstr 24"; inscribed on print, verso LL: "small harbour marseilles"; inscribed on print, verso LC: "hafen, Marseille"; inscribed on print, verso LR: "1928";
Bayer to Prakapas; [Prakapas Gallery to Waddell, June 12, 1981]; John C. Waddell

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