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Bebe, Cambridge

Nicholas Nixon has made a revealing series of photographs of his wife, Bebe that goes beyond simple likeness and demonstrates the balance of power and trust inherent in human relationships. She is one of his favorite photographic subjects; he has regularly focused his large 8 x 10 camera on...

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Provenance

Artist; purchased January 1990. Through funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Richard L. Menschel, Béla T. Kalman, Judge and Mrs. Matthew Brown, Mildred S. Kee, and Barbara M. Marshall

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and Richard L. Menschel, Bela T. Kalman, Judge and Mrs. Matthew Brown, Mildred S. Lee, and Barbara M. Marshall

Copyright

© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

1980

Dimensions

Image: 20.2 x 24.6 cm (7 15/16 x 9 11/16 in.) Sheet: 20.3 x 25.2 cm (8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1990.80

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver contact print

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