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McBean, a singular talent in 20th-century portraiture, was known for his unique ability to incorporate surrealist elements into complex, highly crafted compositions in which no detail was left untouched.

" A photographic cut-out model of McBean with pyjamas on and umbrella up is an unusual companion for the real fish in the fish tank. McBean added his favorite miniature versions of classical ruins from ancient Rome ..." Pepper, T. 2006 p.160

This image is an exhibition print, much larger than the original Christmas card

Plate 87, page122 in Terence Pepper's "Angus McBean Portraits," 2006, The Monacelli Press.

The Gernsheims were early collectors and strong fans of McBean's work, and he is highlighted in "The Gernsheim Collection, Harry Ransom Center," University of Texas Press, Austin, 2010, page 300.

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Self Portrait Christmas Card 1950 -  Underwater with Umbrella
Self Portrait Christmas Card 1950 -  Underwater with Umbrella
Angus McBean Self Portrait Christmas Card 1950 - Underwater with Umbrella

Price $2,000

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Self Portrait Christmas Card 1950 -  Underwater with Umbrella
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Description

Ref.# 11362

Medium Vintage Gelatin Silver Exhibition Print

Photo Date 1950  Print Date 1950s

Dimensions 16 x 12 in. (406 x 305 mm)

Photo Country United Kingdom (UK)

Photographer Country United Kingdom (UK)

Contact

Charles Schwartz

Email cms@cs-photo.com

Phone 1-212-534-4496

Company
Charles Schwartz Ltd.

 

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