Paul Outerbridge, Jr. - Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana New York Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Estate of Paul Outerbridge, Jr.
    Gifted from Lois Cunningham Outerbridge to the Laguna Beach Art Museum, 1968
    Sold to benefit the Museum's Acquisitions Fund, Christie's New York, 23 April 1996, lot 276
    Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

  • Exhibited

    Paul Outerbridge: A Singular Aesthetic, Photographs and Drawings, 1921-1941: Laguna Art Museum, 21 November 1981 – 10 January 1982 and 15 other venues, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 22 January – 7 March 1982; the International Center of Photography, New York, 9 July – 8 August 1982; Kunsthalle, Cologne, 17 September – 12 October 1982; and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, 12 November 1982 – 2 January 1983

  • Literature

    Dines, A Singular Aesthetic, pl. 10
    Taschen, Paul Outerbridge, p. 136

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Art is life seen through man’s inner craving for perfection and beauty—his escape from the sordid realities of life into a world of his imagining. Art accounts for at least a third of our civilization, and it is one of the artist’s principal duties to do more than merely record life or nature. to the artist is given the privilege of pointing the way and inspiring towards a better life.”

    The only other known print of this image is in a private collection.



Standing Nude

Platinum print, tipped to board.
4 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. (11.7 x 8.9 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil on the mount; Laguna Beach Art Association Collection label affixed to the reverse of the board.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $21,250

Contact Specialist
Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs
+ 1 212 940 1245

Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana

2 & 3 April 2013
New York