Aaron Siskind, ‘Lima 59 (Homage to F.K.)’, 1975, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘Lima 59 (Homage to F.K.)’, 1975, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘Lima 59 (Homage to F.K.)’, 1975, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Unmounted; not framed; sheet measures 20 x 16 inches; light handling creases; a few spots of discoloration to the extreme edges;;one tear approximately 1/2 inches to the left edge extending into the image with accompanying tape reside from previous restoration on verso; one tear with lifting to the emulsion approximately 3/4 inches long;to the lower margin.

Signature: Signed, titled, and dated in ink in margin recto.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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