Brett Weston, ‘Reeds and Black Water’, 1975, Heritage Auctions
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Brett Weston

Reeds and Black Water, 1975

Gelatin silver, 1980
10 5/8 × 13 3/4 in
27 × 34.9 cm
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Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 15 x 18 inches; there do not appear to be any …

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Signed and dated in pencil on mount recto; the photographer's stamp on mount verso.
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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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Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 15 x 18 inches; there do not appear to be any major condition issues.

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Signature
Signed and dated in pencil on mount recto; the photographer's stamp on mount verso.
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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

Reeds and Black Water, 1975

Gelatin silver, 1980
10 5/8 × 13 3/4 in
27 × 34.9 cm
Bidding closed
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