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X Prints

Box
2008 (produced)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have worked as the photographic team of Anderson & Low since 1990. Based in London, the two have collaborated on a broad range of photographic projects. The ten platinum- palladium prints in this portfolio, taken from the two series 'Athletes' and 'Gymnasts', focuses on various aspects of sport and the lives of athletes from many countries. In their reference to Hellenic sculpture and classical forms, and dramatic use of light and shadow, these images evoke 1930s nude studies by leading European photographers such as Baron George Hoyningen-Huene and George Platt Lynes and the prevalent 'healthy body culture' of the late 1920s and 1930s.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleX Prints (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Japanese silk box with embossed printing
Brief description
Silk-covered box containing ten platinum- palladium photographs which make up the Anderson and Low portfolio 'X Prints', published in 2008
Physical description
A grey silk box embossed with text which holds ten platinum-palladium photographs by Anderson & Low and supporting texts
Dimensions
  • Sheet length: 32.7cm
  • Sheet width: 26cm
Copy number
4/10
Marks and inscriptions
'Anderson & Low X Prints'
Credit line
Gift of Bruno Wang
Production
This box contains ten platinum-palladium photographs which comprise the Anderson & Low portfolio 'X Prints', published in 2008
Subject depicted
Summary
Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have worked as the photographic team of Anderson & Low since 1990. Based in London, the two have collaborated on a broad range of photographic projects. The ten platinum- palladium prints in this portfolio, taken from the two series 'Athletes' and 'Gymnasts', focuses on various aspects of sport and the lives of athletes from many countries. In their reference to Hellenic sculpture and classical forms, and dramatic use of light and shadow, these images evoke 1930s nude studies by leading European photographers such as Baron George Hoyningen-Huene and George Platt Lynes and the prevalent 'healthy body culture' of the late 1920s and 1930s.
Collection
Accession number
E.250:17-2009

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Record createdFebruary 1, 2011
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