Paul Outerbridge, Jr. - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Collection of Thomas T. Solley, Indiana
    Christie’s, New York, Photographs from The Estate of Thomas T. Solley, 14 February 2007, lot 19

  • Literature

    Dines, Paul Outerbridge A Singular Aesthetic, pl. 439
    Rizzoli, Paul Outerbridge Jr: Photographs, p. 112

  • Catalogue Essay

    A master printer, Paul Outerbridge pioneered the tri-color carbro transfer process. Immensely complex, the exceptionally stable printing process transformed black and white negatives into vivid color prints through the use of red, blue, and yellow separation negatives. Outerbridge’s unparalleled command of this medium is evident in the supple, rich tones achieved in Nude with Head Sculpture, 1937. Enticing and surreal, Outerbridge’s Nude includes the color calibration chart at the very top of the image, providing the viewer with an inside look into his distinct printing process that includes both black and white and color.


Nude with Head Sculpture

Color carbro print.
15 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (39.4 x 32.4 cm)
Numbered '33' in an unidentified hand in pencil on the verso.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $70,000

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New York 3 October 2017