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Herbert Matter (American/Swiss, 1907–1984)
LOT ID: 77149
Hand in Stocking, 1955

Silver Print, Photogram, gelatin silver print
11 х 14 in. (27.94 x 35.56 cm.)
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1955
Lot description
Herbert Matter, Hand in Stocking, 1955. Gelatin silver print/photogram, 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Stamped. Vintage.

Matter produced photograms sporadically after the mid-1940s. This image was created for fashion use but not to be published.

Herbert Matter (1907-1984) was a Swiss-born American photographer and graphic designer known for his pioneering use of photomontage in commercial art. The designer's innovative and experimental work helped shape the vocabulary of 20th-century graphic design. As a photographer, Matter won acclaim for his purely visual approach. A master technician, he used every method available to achieve his vision of light, form and texture. Manipulation of the negative, retouching, cropping, enlarging and light drawing are some of the techniques he used to achieve the fresh, enigmatic form he sought in his still lifes, landscapes, nudes and portraits.
Hand in Stocking by Herbert Matter
  • Hand in Stocking by Herbert Matter
  • Hand in Stocking by Herbert Matter
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