Aaron Siskind, ‘San Luis Potosi 16 (Mexico)’, 1961, Etherton Gallery

paper size 20 x 24", printed 1980, From the Light Gallery suite. Wall with layers of peeling paper with printed and stenciled letters - "El cue"... large "A". Reproduced in "Pleasures and Terrors", page 215.

Signature: signed, titled, dated recto

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