Julius Shulman's "Hands to Move The Soul" By Rena Small, 1998
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Photographer: Rena Small

Subject:  Julius Shulman's Hands
Julius Shulman taped a note to the print that says: "Hands: To Move the soul" and initialed the note.  

Location: Los Angeles, California

Date: October, 1998

Lot: 227

Because it is important to give the artist credit for creative accomplishments, the paragraph below was taken from Rena Small's web page:
It should be noted that Julius Shuman believed that Rena Small is a very talented artist.  

Rena Small is a conceptual artist, using photography and painting to communicate to the audience: Note: Art may be defined as the conscious use of skill, taste and creative imagination in the production of aesthetic objects; also: works so produced by Small use painting, photography, installation, and collage: a skillful plan: SKILL stresses technical knowledge and proficiency; CUNNING suggest ingenuity and subtlety in devising, inventing or executing; art, or cunning, artifice, craft mean the faculty of performing what is devised.

I have looked closely at the mysterious presence of human emotions veiled in the hands, the essential tools of all artists. I am devoted to the photography of hands as a primary part of my artistic vision over my lifetime. Artists' Hands highlights portraits of hands, not faces, as another reservoir of personal expression. I choose artists who have accomplished bodies of work. To me, hands are a study of the human soul reflected in the mirror of my camera.

Noted on recto: 2/10 Rena Small's signature and 1958. 

Black and White print: Unframed: Image size: 16" X 19 3/4" (40.64 x 50.16 cm). 

Image is in Excellent Condition. Condition Report: Any condition statement is given as an opinion and the condition statement does not imply that this photograph is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfection or the effects of aging.

This Julius Shulman image came from Shulman's Hollywood Hills studio.


  • Item #: Lot: 227

Julius Shulman's "Hands to Move The Soul" By Rena Small, 1998

Price: $990.00
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