DMITRI BALTERMANTS (1912-1990)
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DMITRI BALTERMANTS (1912-1990)

Grief, 1942

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DMITRI BALTERMANTS (1912-1990)
Grief, 1942
gelatin silver print, printed probably 1960s
signed and inscribed 'To Arnold as a mark of our friendship/and excitement of his talent/from the author of this photograph/25IX86' in Russian in pencil on verso
9 1/4 x 11 3/8in. (23.5 x 29.6cm.)
Provenance
From the Collection of Arnold Newman;
acquired by present owner.
Literature
Weaver & Wolf, The Art of Photography 1839-1989, Yale University, no.422, in the accompanying essay 'Scenes of Conflict', David Mellor situates this work in the category of 'epic...[with] recourse to the spaces of late-nineteenth-century panorama-paintings of Russian history...[in its] sweep of space and narrative' (p.391);
Rosenblum, A World History of Photography, Abbeville, 1997, p.481, pl.613, there titled, 'Identifying the Dead, Russian Front'.
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