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Wide Wilderness: Western & Wildlife Works

Wed, May 22, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 303

Edward & Cole Weston 3 Figurines GSP

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958) and Cole Weston (American, 1919-2003). Gelatin silver print photograph titled "Untitled (Bride & Groom Figurines)" depicting two figurines next to a pottery pig against a painted background. Likely taken during Edward Weston's time in Mexico in the mid-1920s.

Provenance: from the Estate of Christopher Cardozo.

Lot Essay:
While initially working with soft-focus pictorialism, which was popular at the turn of the century, Edward Weston quickly abandoned this in favor of his own, unique style of photography. He experimented with many subjects of the years including landscapes, still lives, nudes, portraits, and genre scenes. However, it was his photographs of Point Lobos, California, that became his most popular subject.

In 1937, he became the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. This allowed him to produce nearly 1,400 negatives over the following two-year period, most of which focused on Point Lobos. He spent much of his life traveling the United States, working on various projects and with a multitude of collaborators and muses.

Upon Edward's death in 1958, his collection of negatives was left to Cole, his fourth and youngest son. Cole, along with his brother Brett, kept his father's career flourishing posthumously by printing and publishing photographs from this bequeathment.

Sheet; height: 7 1/2 in x width: 9 1/2 in. Matted; height: 14 3/4 in x width: 15 1/2 in.

Condition

The emulsion appears smooth and without breaks. The photograph is mounted board and the verso is unable to be inspected. No tears, creases, or restorations. Light wear to the paper board backing.

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