Exhibitions/ Art Object

Soho Bedroom

Artist:
Bill Brandt (British (born Germany), Hamburg 1904–1983 London)
Date:
1936
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
23.2 x 19.6 cm (9 1/8 x 7 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.77
Not on view
The success of Brassaï's Paris by Night (1932) prompted the French publisher Arts et Métiers Graphiques to commission a companion volume from Brandt. A Night in London appeared in 1938 and featured sixty-four black-and-white photographs, including this one. Although the pictures appear to be candid, Brandt frequently staged scenes for the camera, recruiting his family and friends as models. Here, the male figure is the artist's younger brother Rolf.
Inscription: Stamped in ink on print, verso C: "BILL BRANDT";
Bill Brandt Estate; [Edwynn Houk Gallery to Waddell, August 20, 1984]; John C. Waddell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Night Vision: Photography After Dark," April 26, 2011–September 5, 2011.

Dü Magazine (November 1959). unpaginated.

Brandt, Bill. Shadow of Light: Photographs by Bill Brandt. 1st American ed. New York: De Capo Press, 1977. p. 21.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 36.

Hermanson Meister, Sarah. Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013. p. 53.



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