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Aaron Siskind

New York 329, 1978

Gelatin silver
15 × 14 3/4 in
38.1 × 37.5 cm
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Condition Report: Unframed, sheet measures 20 x 16 inches and is cornered into a window mat …

Condition Report: Unframed, sheet measures 20 x 16 inches and is cornered into a window mat measuring 22-1/2 x 20 inches; one half moon crease to the center lower margin; one crease approximately 1/2 inch long to the right center of the image as well as in the lower right; light handling creases, most noticeable in …

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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.

Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 329’, 1978, Heritage Auctions
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Condition Report: Unframed, sheet measures 20 x 16 inches and is cornered into a window mat …

Condition Report: Unframed, sheet measures 20 x 16 inches and is cornered into a window mat measuring 22-1/2 x 20 inches; one half moon crease to the center lower margin; one crease approximately 1/2 inch long to the right center of the image as well as in the lower right; light handling creases, most noticeable in …

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, and dated on verso
Image rights
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 329, 1978

Gelatin silver
15 × 14 3/4 in
38.1 × 37.5 cm
Bidding closed
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