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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1961 - Self Portrait on Beach with Wooden Numbers
Christmas Card 1961 - Self Portrait on Beach with Wooden Numbers
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Christmas Card 1961 - Self Portrait on Beach with Wooden Numbers
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Contact: Charles Schwartz
Email: cms@cs-photo.com
Phone: 1-212-534-4496
Company: Charles Schwartz Ltd.
Company: 21 East 90th Street
Company: New York, NY   10128   USA
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Ref.#: 11368
Price: $1,500
Medium: Vintage Gelatin Silver Print - Exhibition Print
Image Date: 1961
Print Date: 1960s
Dimensions: 9.75 x 7.75 in. (248 x 197 mm)
Photo Country: United States (USA)
Photographer Country: United Kingdom (UK)
Description: Signed and titled on verso. Inscribed: "perfectly straight shot taken with a ultra wide angle lens." This image is an exhibition print, significantly larger than the original Christmas card McBean, a singular talent in 20th-century portraiture, was known for his unique ability to incorporate surrealist elements into complex, highly crafted compositions in which no detail was left untouched. In this 1961 Christmas card, McBean sits at a distance. Large wooden numbers of the date are shot in a perspecival line from the foreground to McBean in the background. This is a variant of the 1961 card. The Gernsheims were early collectors and strong fans of McBean's work, and he is highlighted in "The Gernsheim Collection, Harry Ransom Center," University of Texas Press, Austin, 2010, page 300. 1

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