Clifford Ross - Color & Scale: The Estate of Martha Hummer Bradley New York Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "When I am working either on an image of a mountain or a wave, I think about how, in Rembrandt’s portraits, you can feel he would be considering the entire 360 degrees of the sitter’s head, even if he didn’t paint the back of it. Picasso got to paint the whole view through Cubism. I’m convinced that any flat image, be it a painting or a photograph, won’t be as compelling and real unless there’s a three-dimensional reality built into the two-dimensional plane." —Clifford Ross

    • Catalogue Essay

      Martha Hummer Bradley was an avid traveler and art enthusiast whose remarkable collection of contemporary photographs and prints includes some of the most revered artists in the world alongside lesser-known cutting edge practitioners working across media. She enthusiastically embraced photography’s transition from small-format black-and-white prints to vibrant, oversized tableaux and, having moved to London from the United States in the 1980s, championed a new generation of British photographers, including Steve McQueen, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Darren Almond. Color & Scale captures Hummer Bradley’s inclusive vision and celebrates her passion for art.


Mountain XII

Chromogenic print, printed 2007.
42 x 80 in. (106.7 x 203.2 cm)
Overall 55 3/8 x 93 1/4 in. (140.7 x 236.9 cm)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/6 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

Full Cataloguing

$15,000 - 25,000 

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Caroline Deck
Senior Specialist, Photographs, New York

Color & Scale: The Estate of Martha Hummer Bradley

Online Auction 14-21 September 2022