Anne Homans, Content Partnership Team Assistant

Anne Homans, Content Partnership Team Assistant

 

What's your role at Bridgeman Images?

I handle the Content Partnership team's administrative duties and work to maintain strong relationships with our existing content partners. I also support the team in their goals to grow new partners who can strengthen our collection.

What do you love most about your job? 

I love working with partners from all over the world, from blue-chip artist estates to intimate selections of found footage. The diversity keeps everything fresh and exciting. I see something new every day!

What misconceptions do people most commonly have about the archive?

Clients aren't often aware of the breadth and diversity of the archive. It spans thousands of suppliers - artists, estates, galleries, museums, auction houses, private collections, and more. Even those of us here at Bridgeman Images are always stumbling across new treasures.

 

Anne's top picks from our archive

Skeletons Fighting over a Herring

I love how Ensor blurs the lines between comedy and the macabre. The plush colors offset the absurdity of the subject in a way that's really fascinating to me - and funny! 

Skeletons Fighting over a Herring (oil on panel), James Ensor (1860-1949) / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images
Skeletons Fighting over a Herring (oil on panel), James Ensor (1860-1949) / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

 

Nepenthe

Helen Frankenthaler was a genius. I'm glad that her market has finally caught up to the fact. Each painting, like this one, is such a radical meditation on color/tone. It's like stepping into a bath.

Nepenthe, 1972 (aquatint), Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) / Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA / Anonymous Gift / Bridgeman Images
Nepenthe, 1972 (aquatint), Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) / Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA / Anonymous Gift / Bridgeman Images

 

Room in Brooklyn 

People always associate Hopper with feelings of loneliness. But often he's depicting solitude, which is so different. This woman is alone, but she's not lonely. The sun is on her and the view looks so peaceful.

Room in Brooklyn, 1932 (oil on canvas) Edward Hopper (1882-1967) / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA / The Hayden Collection - Charles Henry Hayden Fund / Bridgeman Images
Room in Brooklyn, 1932 (oil on canvas) Edward Hopper (1882-1967) / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA / The Hayden Collection - Charles Henry Hayden Fund / Bridgeman Images

 

Walker Evans

This shot is one of Evans' hidden gems. Look at the tonal range, and the textures! He's the coolest of the coolest, the father of photojournalism, at least in my book. His "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," with James Agee, is one of the best and most innovative artistic collaborations of all time.

Walker Evans, Old Lyme, From "Living Photographers" series, 1968 (gelatin silver print) Arnold Herman Crane (1932-2014) / Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, USA / Gift of Herbert R. Molner / Bridgeman Images
Walker Evans, Old Lyme, From "Living Photographers" series, 1968 (gelatin silver print) Arnold Herman Crane (1932-2014) / Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, USA / Gift of Herbert R. Molner / Bridgeman Images

 

Gibbon seated on a rock with rainbow in foreground 

I feel a bit guilty chuckling at the work of an Old Master. But I just think this painting is so cute.

Gibbon seated on a rock with rainbow in foreground (lacquer on paper), Zeshin, Shibata (1807-91) / British Museum, London, UK / Bridgeman Images
Gibbon seated on a rock with rainbow in foreground (lacquer on paper), Zeshin, Shibata (1807-91) / British Museum, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

 

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