Brett Weston, ‘Church Door, Bowery’, 1946, Heritage Auctions
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Brett Weston

Church Door, Bowery, 1946

Gelatin silver
9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in
24.1 × 19.1 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Provenance
HA
Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Unmounted; not framed; cornered in to a window mat measuring 20 x 16 inches; one …

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, and dated in ink on verso.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Brett Weston
American, 1911–1993
Follow

Son of famed photographer Edward Weston, and a sometime subject of his father’s work, Brett Weston developed his own vision and pursued a celebrated photographic career, beginning at 13 and continuing until the end of his life. He started work in 1925 as his father’s studio assistant in Mexico, where he absorbed formative influences from his father as well as Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco. At 17, he had his work included in “Film und Foto” (1929), a critical avant-garde exhibition held between the two World Wars. Taking a thoroughly Modernist approach to his medium, he reduced his subject matter to pure form through careful framing and the production of high contrast black-and-white prints. Weston traveled the world, transforming urban and natural landscapes, close-ups of organic and manmade materials, and nudes into elegant, abstract volumes and patterns.

Navigate left
Brett Weston, ‘Church Door, Bowery’, 1946, Heritage Auctions
Navigate right
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Provenance
HA
Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Unmounted; not framed; cornered in to a window mat measuring 20 x 16 inches; one folding crease to the lower left corner, one crease to the center, and one half moon crease lower center, most visible in raking light; three small indentations to the upper right quadrant.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, and dated in ink on verso.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Brett Weston
American, 1911–1993
Follow

Son of famed photographer Edward Weston, and a sometime subject of his father’s work, Brett Weston developed his own vision and pursued a celebrated photographic career, beginning at 13 and continuing until the end of his life. He started work in 1925 as his father’s studio assistant in Mexico, where he absorbed formative influences from his father as well as Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco. At 17, he had his work included in “Film und Foto” (1929), a critical avant-garde exhibition held between the two World Wars. Taking a thoroughly Modernist approach to his medium, he reduced his subject matter to pure form through careful framing and the production of high contrast black-and-white prints. Weston traveled the world, transforming urban and natural landscapes, close-ups of organic and manmade materials, and nudes into elegant, abstract volumes and patterns.

Brett Weston

Church Door, Bowery, 1946

Gelatin silver
9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in
24.1 × 19.1 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Brett Weston
Related works
Most Similar