Brett Weston, ‘Palms, Bronx Botanical Garden’, 1944, Photography West Gallery

20x24 inch silver gelatin print made by the artist in 1989. The "Mural Edition" 20x24 inch prints were the largest ever made by the artist during his lifetime. Each print is dry mounted on 30x33 inch archival museum board, signed by the artist and numbered in a limited edition of 25.

Series: Mural Portfolio, 1989

Signature: In pencil, lower right hand corner of mount.

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About Brett Weston

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.

American, 1911-1993, Los Angeles, California, based in Carmel, California