Aaron Siskind, ‘Chicago 85’, 1953, Heritage Auctions
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Aaron Siskind

Chicago 85, 1953

Gelatin silver
13 1/4 × 10 in
33.7 × 25.4 cm
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Condition Report: Adhered to board measuring 20 x 16 inches with non-archival tape; a few possible …

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Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on mat recto; annotated '12-11-63 / Happy Chanukah / To Pat / From / Caroline + Aaron' in ink 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: Adhered to board measuring 20 x 16 inches with non-archival tape; a few possible surface scuffs near the left and right edges of the image, most notable one to the left approximately 1-1/2 inches long; approximately two small pressure lines along the left edge; some handling creases, most noticeable …

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Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on mat recto; annotated '12-11-63 / Happy Chanukah / To Pat / From / Caroline + Aaron' in ink 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

Chicago 85, 1953

Gelatin silver
13 1/4 × 10 in
33.7 × 25.4 cm
Bidding closed
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