Harry Callahan, ‘Cape Cod’, 1972/1970s, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
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Harry Callahan

Cape Cod, 1972/1970s

Silver print unmounted
8 1/2 × 8 3/4 in
21.6 × 22.2 cm
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$9,000
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Many consider this to be Callahan’s greatest achievement in photography – the Beach Series. In …

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Harry Callahan
American, 1912–1999
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A highly influential artist and teacher, Harry Callahan produced photographs that combined elegant precision, sensuality, and restless experimentalism. He used the camera as a tool of personal expression, once proclaiming, “photography is an adventure just as life is an adventure.” He often turned his camera onto his own life, his wife serving as one of his most beloved and frequent subjects, her importance to his practice such that she was once called “an additional f-stop on his lens.” Constantly testing the limits of his medium, Callahan created photographs that surpassed factual representation, revealing the graphic beauty in the everyday. He taught alongside László Moholy-Nagy and earned the deep admiration of Edward Steichen, who included his work in several exhibitions.

Harry Callahan, ‘Cape Cod’, 1972/1970s, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
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Many consider this to be Callahan’s greatest achievement in photography – the Beach Series. In 1980 Callahan said about the Beach Series, "My love for photography has been such that I want to photograph as much as possible. The water’s edge is a theme that has meant a great deal and has stayed with me over the …

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Photographer's signature in pencil on recto.
Price ranges of small photographs by Harry Callahan
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Harry Callahan
American, 1912–1999
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A highly influential artist and teacher, Harry Callahan produced photographs that combined elegant precision, sensuality, and restless experimentalism. He used the camera as a tool of personal expression, once proclaiming, “photography is an adventure just as life is an adventure.” He often turned his camera onto his own life, his wife serving as one of his most beloved and frequent subjects, her importance to his practice such that she was once called “an additional f-stop on his lens.” Constantly testing the limits of his medium, Callahan created photographs that surpassed factual representation, revealing the graphic beauty in the everyday. He taught alongside László Moholy-Nagy and earned the deep admiration of Edward Steichen, who included his work in several exhibitions.

Harry Callahan

Cape Cod, 1972/1970s

Silver print unmounted
8 1/2 × 8 3/4 in
21.6 × 22.2 cm
.
$9,000
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