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Manuel Alvarez Bravo


Dus Mujeres Y La Gran Cortina Con Sombras, 1977

Born in 1902 in Mexico City and resided there until his death Oct. 20, 2002

Known for:
Bravo was o
ne of the greatest Mexican artists of the 20th century, and one of the leading surrealist photographers in the 1930s. His body of work included mysterious portraits of a bygone Mexico, dramatic portrayals of Mexican peasants and murdered laborers.

Most Popular Images:
“Retrato de lo Eterno”; “Frida Kahlo con globo”; “La Hija de los Danzantes”; “Striking Worker Murdered”.

Did you know ... ?
• Bravo was the son of a teacher who occasionally dabbled in painting and photography.
• He collaborated with Diego Rivera in 1930 to photograph the work of the muralists
• Before dedicating his life to art, Bravo worked as a government bureaucrat, and at one point studied to be an accountant.

Quote:
“All the time, we were getting new inventions, new machines, systems, and laboratory techniques. I began when photographs were colorless, and I followed it to today’s perfection.”

General Format:
Silver gelatin photographs in 8 x 10, some 11 x 14.

How many photographs exist?
Unnumbered editions: 10-100

Prices:
$3,500. - $27,500.

Price History:
1976: $250
1986: $750-$2,000
1996: $1,000-$3,500
2009: $3500-$12,500

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How are the photographs printed and signed?
Au recto (on the front) or au verso (on the back) in pencil.

Vintage:
Yes, there are some available.

Books:
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories, H
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: The Museum of Modern Art New York, H
Revelaciones,
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Availability:
A Gallery for Fine Photography has a great selection available.


Trabajadores del Fuego, ca. 1930.

Authenticity is guaranteed. Prices and availability are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

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