Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 18’, 1976, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 18’, 1976, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 18’, 1976, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 18’, 1976, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Sheet measures 20 x 16 inches; unmounted; not framed; cornered in to a window mat measuring 24 x 20 inches; one half moon crease to the upper left quadrant and one upper center; a few small spots of possible retouching noticeable in raking light.

Signature: Signed, titled, and dated in ink in margin recto; titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Light Gallery, New York, 1983; Private collection, 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