About This Image

A very rare, large and stunning vintage print. Signed "Imogen Cunningham" and dated in pencil by artist on mount margin recto. Artist label 'Green Street, San Francisco 9' with date and title attached to mount verso. Probably a late 1950s print, or no later than 1963. This is considered one of her most iconic images.Cunningham (USA, 1883-1976) was a member of the f.64 group and made many studio portraits and close ups of natural forms. In her early "dream period" she made misty pictorial photographs of male and female nudes, often in the landscape. Increasingly her approach became more formal when she made many still lives of plants and flowers.See: Graham Clarke, The Photograph, (Oxford University Press, 1998), pl.98; Alex Novak, For the Love of the Image: A Selection of 110 Photographs, p.97, pl.99.To see the auction results (over $146,000) on a smaller but similar early print: https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2010/photographs-from-the-polaroid-collection-n08649/lot.76.html .

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Unmade Bed
Imogen Cunningham Unmade Bed

Price $P.O.R.

Main Image

Ref.# 15316

Medium Silver print

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1957  Print Date 1957-63

Dimensions 10-3/16 x 13-15/16 in. (259 x 354 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


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