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Portrait
People with Veils
 
  
Curated by
Alan Griffiths
 
1. A length of cloth worn by women over the head, shoulders, and often the face.
2. A length of netting attached to a woman‘s hat or habit, worn for decoration or to protect the head and face.
 
"It was as if a veil had been torn suddenly away; I had understood, I had grasped what painting could be. "
Claude Monet
(quoted in G. Jean-Aubry & Robert Schmit, Eugène Boudin, Greenwich: New York Graphic Society, 1968, pg. 27)
 
With thanks to all the photographers, institutions, galleries, dealers and private collectors who have kindly provided examples for this exhibition. 
  
Introduction 
  

Acknowledgements:  
  
Andrew Smith Gallery, Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books, Charles Nes Photography LLC New York - Paris, Christie's - London, Christie's - New York, Collection of Brad Feuerhelm, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Etherton Gallery, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Galleri Balder, Galleria Magenta52, National Archives and Records Administration, OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Paul Frecker, Phillips de Pury - New York, Pierre Spake Fine Art, Private collection of Adriano Silingardi, Private collection of Andrew Daneman, Private collection of Gerardo F. Kurtz, Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius), Private collection of Thomas Weynants, Provided by the artist - Homer Sykes, Provided by the artist - Krijn van Noordwijk, Provided by the artist - Muriel Hasbun, Provided by the artist - Philip Trager, Provided by the artist - Stan Strembicki, Swann Galleries - New York, University of Washington Libraries - Digital Collections, Verve Gallery of Photography (Closed 2017).
 
  
Themes 
  
Concealment with masks and veils 
  

 
 
  

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