Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 78’, 1976, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 78’, 1976, Heritage Auctions
Aaron Siskind, ‘New York 78’, 1976, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Unframed, sheet measures 14 x 11 and is cornered in to a windowed mat measuring 20 x 16 inches; a few small, light surface scuffs to the upper half; light undulation to the sheet.

Signature: Signed, titled, and dated in the lower margin on 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