Bill Brandt

  • Bill Brandt | A Retrospective

    At Fundación MAPFRE in Barcelona. October 9, 2020

    A major Bill Brandt retrospective is open at the Fundación MAPFRE in Barcelona. The exhibition is installed at the foot of the Mapfre Tower, in a 1,400 square meter space renovated for the occasion.

    This large retrospective uses 186 vintage photographs by Bill Brandt , and covers all genres of his photographic output: social reportage, portraiture, landscape and nudes. Significantly, it is the first exhibition covering Brandt that highlights the relationship of the British photographer's work with the theories of surrealism, a movement with which Brandt came into contact during formative stay in Paris in the 1930s.


    The exhibition, curated by Ramón Esparza, doctor in Communication Sciences and professor of Audiovisual Communication at the University of the Basque Country, has been produced by Fundación MAPFRE.


    From October 9 2020 to January 24 2021

  • The Eye Viewing Room

    May 12, 2020

    Michael Hoppen Gallery presents master works by

    Bill Brandt, Dora Maar and Shōmei Tōmatsu in

    The Eye Viewing Room


    The Eye Viewing Room precedes the fair, Eye of the Collector, a creatively driven selling exhibition, with work from that will take guests on an intimate journey from ancient to contemporary. Set in Two Temple Place, the former estate office and private apartment of William Waldorf Astor, guests will discover works of art and design across various disciplines, presented, with the assistance of a prestigious curatorial committee, to encourage new narratives and ways of looking.


    The viewing room coincides with the previously planned date of the inaugural edition of the fair which is now scheduled to take place from 8-11 September.

    Now launched, the works for sale in the Eye Viewing Room are being presented in two distinct settings. In the Galleries Section each exhibitor has their own dedicated viewing room in which they are showcasing three carefully selected works. Works can also be viewed set against the virtual backdrop of Two Temple Place, in a format that juxtaposes contemporary, modern and ancient works to suggest new collecting pathways and dialogues.


    Michael Hoppen Gallery is presenting rare master works by Bill Brandt, Dora Maar and Shōmei Tōmatsu.





    Shomei Tomatsu

    Nagoya Smoking Prostitute, 1958
    signed and dated in pencil on the verso
    Silver gelatin print, printed 2003
    25 x 35.5 cms
  • Bill Brandt & Henry Moore: Photography in Four Dimensions.

    A conversation between Martina Droth, Yale Center for British Art and Paul Messier, Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. March 7, 2020

    A conversation between Martina Droth, Yale Center for British Art and Paul Messier, Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

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    Photo London, Somerset House - SPECIAL FEATURE May 15, 2017

    Michael Hoppen Gallery has trawled through the collection to find images that conjure up the nostalgic idea of Britain that the Brexiteers have voted for.




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    PHOTO LONDON, BOOTH B8 - Featured artist May 21, 2016


    19-22 May, Somerset House

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  • Bill Brandt

    Zona Maco - special feature February 1, 2016

    One of the artists represented at the Michael Hoppen Gallery booth at this years Zona Maco art fair in Mexico.


    Booth E205

    3 - 7 FEB 2016

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  • Poetry Corner

    MHG Celebrates National Poetry Day October 8, 2015

    To celebrate National Poetry Day we have assembled a few photographic portraits of our favourite poets from the MHG collection. Also, an extract from a famous poem by each poet. We hope you enjoy them.

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