An Original Christmas Card Photograph by Angus McBean

An Original Christmas Card Photograph by Angus McBean
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 An Original Christmas Card Photograph by Angus McBeanAn Original Christmas Card Photograph by Angus McBean 
Price :  £250.00

Angus McBean.

1982. Gelatin silver print with black border, small white opening card pasted to photograph as a collage element, mounted to dark red card. Photo measures 25.5 x 20.4 cm; Mount measures 26.3 x 20.9 cm. 263 x 209mm (10 x 8"). 0.1kg. . Very good; some slight rubbing to edges of photographs, a couple of faint surface creases to top left corner and one small one to lower right corner, tiny faint knock along right edge, a few marks to rear of mount.

Angus McBean's Christmas cards were eagerly awaited by their recipients. He would spend weeks painstakingly constructing a surrealist scene, usually featuring himself. The present photo was his card for 1982 and features three beautifully dressed china dolls and a miniature McBean taking tea around a table. They are under a glass dome which a second, looming McBean is lifting off, or placing on them. The books and magazines around the table read 'Love Angus for Xmas 1982'. A small white card reading 'Xmas Love Angus 1982 / David from Angus' is pasted to the photograph as a collage element.