Aaron Siskind, ‘Martha's Vineyard’, 1954, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘Martha's Vineyard’, 1954, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘Martha's Vineyard’, 1954, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: There do not appear to be any major condition issues; not examined out of the frame; framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 29.5 X 33.5 Inches

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