In August of 1974, the photographer Nicholas Nixon made a group portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi and Laurie the Brown sisters. He did not keep that image, but in 1975 he made another portrait of the four, who then ranged in age between fifteen and twenty-five.Working with an eight-by-ten-inch view camera, whose large negatives capture a wealth of detail and a luscious continuity of tone, Nixon did the same in 1976, and this second successful photograph prompted him to suggest to the sisters that they assemble for a further portrait every year. The women agreed, and have continued to agree every year since. In 1999, when the resulting series of photographs reached its twentyfifth anniversary, The Museum of Modern Art published The Brown Sisters, showing all of the portraits in sequence. Now, as the familys annual rite of passage, as Nixon has called it, hits year thirty-three, the Museum is publishing a second edition, including a further eight photographs that bring the series up to date.
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Book Description The Museum of Modern Art, New, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110870707191
Book Description Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Published. 1st Edition. Unused pristine first edition bound in red cloth with yellow titles and photo laid on front cover. No dust jacket as published. Series of B&W group portraits taken with an 8" x 10" view camera, beginning in 1975 and repeated once per year for 33 years. Four sisters are posed in different locations but always the same order. Unpaginated, includes afterword by Peter Galassi. The postal charges quoted are for an average-sized book. Due to size and weight of this item, additional postage may be required. Bookseller Inventory # 2080139743
Book Description The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued. 2nd Edition. Still in original shrinkwrap; oblong 8vo (9½" x 11½"); red cloth, yellow spine and front titles; a new copy. Bookseller Inventory # X01437
Book Description The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. still in shrinkwrap. Bookseller Inventory # 6744