Ralph Gibson, ‘Leda’, 1974, Photography, Gelatin silver, 1986, Heritage Auctions
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Ralph Gibson

Leda, 1974

Gelatin silver, 1986
11 7/8 × 17 3/4 in
30.2 × 45.1 cm
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Condition Report: Hinged to;board via upper corners verso; scattered small spots of retouching …

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Signed, dated, titled, and editioned '2/5' in pencil verso.
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Ralph Gibson
American, b. 1939
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Capturing a wide range of subjects in portraits and landscapes, prolific photographer Ralph Gibson is acclaimed for his bold imagery and technical prowess. Gibson manipulates the camera’s focus to hone in on certain areas of his compositions, as in Wheat Field, Burgundy (1993), where shallow depth of field directs the viewer’s gaze onto striking red flowers and delicate stalks of wheat in the near ground. In Gibson’s high contrast black and white works, shadows often play a dynamic and even focal role.

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Condition Report: Hinged to;board via upper corners verso; scattered small spots of retouching throughout the lower half of the image, only noticeable in raking light; several handling creases throughout the margins, not affecting the image.

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Signed, dated, titled, and editioned '2/5' in pencil verso.
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Ralph Gibson
American, b. 1939
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Capturing a wide range of subjects in portraits and landscapes, prolific photographer Ralph Gibson is acclaimed for his bold imagery and technical prowess. Gibson manipulates the camera’s focus to hone in on certain areas of his compositions, as in Wheat Field, Burgundy (1993), where shallow depth of field directs the viewer’s gaze onto striking red flowers and delicate stalks of wheat in the near ground. In Gibson’s high contrast black and white works, shadows often play a dynamic and even focal role.

Ralph Gibson

Leda, 1974

Gelatin silver, 1986
11 7/8 × 17 3/4 in
30.2 × 45.1 cm
Bidding closed
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