Brett Weston, ‘Sign’, 1977, Photography, Vintage gelatin silver print, Etherton Gallery
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Brett Weston

Sign, 1977

Vintage gelatin silver print
7 3/4 × 9 1/2 in
19.7 × 24.1 cm
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Tucson
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Signed, dated recto on mount in pencil
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, ‘Sign’, 1977, Photography, Vintage gelatin silver print, Etherton Gallery
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About the work
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Signature
Signed, dated recto on mount in pencil
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

Sign, 1977

Vintage gelatin silver print
7 3/4 × 9 1/2 in
19.7 × 24.1 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Tucson
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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