Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘5 Platinum Prints Portfolio (five photographs)’, 1948-51, Heritage Auctions

Printed by Paul Taylor. These photographs are contained in the original linen covered portfolio case inscribed 'Aaron Siskind / 5 Platinum Prints'.

Condition Report: Each sheet measures 14 x 11 inches; deckled edges; possible sheet discoloration; minor foxing; a few spots of light discoloration in the margins, most notably two darker;small spots of discoloration in the margin of 'Chicago'; one folding crease to the right edge of the colophon.

Signature: Each is signed, titled, dated, and editioned '6/12' in pencil in margin recto.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Aaron Siskind

Though he began his career as a documentary photographer, Aaron Siskind turned away from representation and towards abstraction in the 1940s, using his camera to capture the graphic patterns, shapes, and forms he observed around him. By carefully framing his subjects, he would transform strands of seaweed on the sand into calligraphic brushstrokes, peeling paint into low-relief sculptures, or graffiti on a wall into a Franz Kline canvas. Siskind influenced and was influenced by the Abstract Expressionists, his photographs frequently exhibited alongside their paintings.

American, 1903-1991, New York, New York