Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 329’, 1978, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 329’, 1978, Heritage Auctions

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 raking light.

Signature: Signed, titled, and dated on verso

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