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Dunes, Oceano

Artist:
Edward Weston (American, Highland Park, Illinois 1886–1958 Carmel, California)
Date:
1936
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
19.3 x 24.4 cm (7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.129
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
The shapes of the peppers Weston photographed became women, his women became landscapes, and his landscapes emerged with attributes of all living nature. Whether the forms in this picture resemble waves, backs, buttocks, or breasts is immaterial. They are made of shifting sand, and that is the subject of the picture.
Inscription: Signed in pencil on mount, recto LR, below print: "EW 1936"; signed and inscribed in pencil on mount, verso UC: "Dunes at Oceano // Edward Weston 1936"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LC: "RMG #983.28"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LR: "MEW. 182.4";
[Robert Miller Gallery, New York]; John C. Waddell (September 30, 1983)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 5," June 14, 1994–August 28, 1994.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 117.

Fineman, Mia. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. p. 33, fig. 3.



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