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Paul Caponigro

Lot 96029

Petrified Forest, Arizona Landscape, 1970

Gelatin silver, 1976
8 5/8 × 11 7/8 in
21.9 × 30.2 cm
Heritage Auctions
Estimated value: $800–$1,200
Starting bid
$650

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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; minor wear to the mount verso; there do not appear …

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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; minor wear to the mount verso; there do not appear to be any major condition issues affecting the image.

Signature
Signed and dated in pencil mount recto.
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Paul Caponigro
American, b. 1932
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In landscapes and still lifes, Paul Caponigro captures the mundane and the exotic. “I often see the materials of photography as being a type of terrain, and I construct a landscape that I need to first explore in my mind’s eye if I am to make it manifest as an artful image in silver,” he says. Caponigro deftly alludes to his influences and precedents, as in Still life with pears (1999), resembling a 16th-century Dutch still life, or Lud’s Church (1977), recalling Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich. His work is at times highly formal, exploring the textures and shapes of various isolated elements like flowers and rocks. In other works, such as Brewster, New York (1963), he experiments with unusual photo processing, rendering a painterly vision of wild flora.

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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; minor wear to the mount verso; there do not appear …

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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; minor wear to the mount verso; there do not appear to be any major condition issues affecting the image.

Signature
Signed and dated in pencil mount recto.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Paul Caponigro
American, b. 1932
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In landscapes and still lifes, Paul Caponigro captures the mundane and the exotic. “I often see the materials of photography as being a type of terrain, and I construct a landscape that I need to first explore in my mind’s eye if I am to make it manifest as an artful image in silver,” he says. Caponigro deftly alludes to his influences and precedents, as in Still life with pears (1999), resembling a 16th-century Dutch still life, or Lud’s Church (1977), recalling Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich. His work is at times highly formal, exploring the textures and shapes of various isolated elements like flowers and rocks. In other works, such as Brewster, New York (1963), he experiments with unusual photo processing, rendering a painterly vision of wild flora.

Paul Caponigro

Lot 96029

Petrified Forest, Arizona Landscape, 1970

Gelatin silver, 1976
8 5/8 × 11 7/8 in
21.9 × 30.2 cm
Heritage Auctions
Estimated value: $800–$1,200
Starting bid
$650

This auction has a buyer's premium.
Shipping, taxes, and additional fees may apply.
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00d  13h  30m  41s
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