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Aaron Siskind

New York 18, 1976

Gelatin silver
15 1/4 × 14 3/4 in
38.7 × 37.5 cm
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Condition Report: Sheet measures 20 x 16 inches; unmounted; not framed; cornered in to a window mat …

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

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Photography
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Signed, titled, and dated in ink in margin recto; titled and dated in pencil on verso.
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

New York 18, 1976

Gelatin silver
15 1/4 × 14 3/4 in
38.7 × 37.5 cm
Bidding closed
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