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Brett Weston

Kelp, 1954

Gelatin silver, printed later
10 1/4 × 13 5/8 in
26 × 34.6 cm
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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; overall yellowing to the mount; one corner bump to …

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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; overall yellowing to the mount; one corner bump to the upper right corner of the mount; a few small impression throughout the image, most noticeable in raking light.

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Photography
Signature
Initaled and dated in pencil mount recto.
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Brett Weston
American, 1911–1993
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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.

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About the work
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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; overall yellowing to the mount; one corner bump to …

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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; overall yellowing to the mount; one corner bump to the upper right corner of the mount; a few small impression throughout the image, most noticeable in raking light.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Initaled and dated in pencil mount recto.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Brett Weston
American, 1911–1993
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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

Kelp, 1954

Gelatin silver, printed later
10 1/4 × 13 5/8 in
26 × 34.6 cm
Bidding closed
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