Aaron Siskind, ‘Backyard, Harlem’, 1940, Heritage Auctions
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Aaron Siskind

Backyard, Harlem, 1940

Gelatin silver, printed later
11 × 7 7/8 in
27.9 × 20 cm
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Condition Report: Paper size: 14 x 10-7/8 inches; unmounted; not framed; 1.5" crease to the …

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Signed in ink margin recto; titled and dated in pencil on verso.
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Aaron Siskind
American, 1903–1991
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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.

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Condition Report: Paper size: 14 x 10-7/8 inches; unmounted; not framed; 1.5" crease to the lower right sheet corner; overall this print appears to be in excellent condition.

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Signed in ink margin recto; titled and dated in pencil on verso.
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Aaron Siskind
American, 1903–1991
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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.

Aaron Siskind

Backyard, Harlem, 1940

Gelatin silver, printed later
11 × 7 7/8 in
27.9 × 20 cm
Bidding closed
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