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New Born Babe Journal

New Born Babe Journal

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Inspired by one of Lye's most iconic photograms, New Born Babe, 1947. The New Born Babe Journal features a hard cover, both plain and kraft paper, unlined with an open binding.


Shortly after World War II, Len Lye created a striking series of photographic portraits.

Including such well-known artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Joan Miró and Le Corbusier among his sitters, Lye made these ‘photograms’ or ‘shadowgraphs’ without a camera by placing each subject between a light source and a sheet of photographic paper to leave their ghostly silhouette on its surface. In these works Lye drained the portrait of much of its resemblance, but added other traces of the sitter and new layers of meaning. Fascinated by the notion of individuality and the physical factors that inform each person’s makeup, many of Lye’s works can be considered meditations on identity.

All sales from this merchandise help support art and exhibition making at New Zealand’s contemporary art museum.


Product Details:
H: 180mm x W: 130mm x D: 20mm

Artwork Caption:
Len Lye, New Born Babe, 1947, Photogram,
gelatin silver photograph (photogram), 
Courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation.

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