Aaron Siskind, ‘Hoboken’, 1948, Sotheby's

Flush-mounted to masonite, framed, (Vintage Works 1930-1960, p. 32; Aaron Siskind 100, unpaginated).

From the Catalogue:
This style of presentation, in which the photograph is flush-mounted to Masonite and designed to be displayed unglazed, was used by Siskind in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
—Courtesy of Sotheby's

New York, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, Aaron Siskind: Transformation, June - August 2001

Estate of the photographer
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

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