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Herbert Matter (American/Swiss, 1907–1984)
LOT ID: 77655
Mercedes, Provincetown, ie. circa 1940

Silver Print, Gelatin silver print
11.5 х 11 in. (29.21 x 27.94 cm.)
Unsigned
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1940
Lot description
Image size is 11.5 x 11 inches (29.2 x 27.9 cm).

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.
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Mercedes, Provincetown by Herbert Matter
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