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Angus McBean (British, 1904–1990)
LOT ID: 66714
Christmas Card 1960 - Self Portrait with Tree, 1960

Silver Print, Vintage gelatin silver print
12 х 12 in. (30.48 x 30.48 cm.)
Inscribed, other, signed, Mounted in brown mat. Signed on recto bottom left. Signed and titled on verso. Inscription reads: "Copyright Angus McBean Christmas Card 1960. Contact print from a double printed paper negative"
Lot description
This image is an exhibition print, much 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 whimsical image, Mcbean leans against a winter tree, the numbers of the year formed from daisy flowers are superimposed around him
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.
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