Bill Brandt (British (born Germany), Hamburg 1904–1983 London)
Gelatin silver print
22.9 x 18.1 cm (9 x 7 1/8 in.)
Purchase, Kenneth P. Siegel Trust Gift, in honor of Erin, Ryan, Kara, Rachel, and Zoe, 2001
Not on view
During the 1960s, Brandt photographed many of his contemporaries late in life, from Miró and Ernst to Dubuffet and Giacometti. He also made close-up photographs of their eyes that are among his finest works; this part-portrait shows time carved into the flesh of the great Dadaist sculptor Jean Arp.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: Titled, dated, and stamped in ink on the verso
Mrs. Noya Brandt, London
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 30," September 24, 2001–January 20, 2002.
Brandt, Bill. Shadow of Light: Photographs by Bill Brandt. 1st American ed. New York: De Capo Press, 1977. no. 70, p. 86.
Hermanson Meister, Sarah. Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013. p. 120.