Aaron Siskind, ‘Chicago’, 1953, Elizabeth Houston Gallery
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Aaron Siskind

Chicago, 1953

Gelatin Silver Print
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Elizabeth Houston Gallery

With peter Pollack, Curator of Photography at Art Institute of Chicago stamp on print verso.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, dated and annotations in colored pencil.
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, ‘Chicago’, 1953, Elizabeth Houston Gallery
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About the work
Elizabeth Houston Gallery

With peter Pollack, Curator of Photography at Art Institute of Chicago stamp on print verso.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, dated and annotations in colored pencil.
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

Chicago, 1953

Gelatin Silver Print
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
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