Portrait of a Shade

Portrait of a Shade

1953

Ilse Bing

(American, 1899-1998)

Vintage gelatin silver print

Image: 50.4 x 40.5 cm (19 13/16 x 15 15/16 in.); Paper: 50.4 x 40.5 cm (19 13/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2016.458

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While a striking study of light and shadow, this work also has an emotional component. Bing’s sense of isolation and alienation in New York can be intuited from this view of a window that reveals nothing of the outside world.

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