Aaron Siskind, ‘Chicago’, 1960, Deborah Bell Photographs

Printed in 1981.
Print size: 10-15/16 x 13-15/16''. Image size: 10-1/8 x 13-1/16''. Mat size: 16 x 20'' museum board.
This photograph is part of a portfolio of thirteen photographs that was produced in 1982 to commemorate the conversion of New York City's Second Avenue Courthouse building into the new home of Anthology Film Archives, the first museum dedicated to avant-garde film and video. A limited edition of seventy five portfolios were published by Anthology Film Archives, New York City.

Signature: Signed, titled & dated in pencil on verso.

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