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[Nude]

Artist:
Edward Weston (American, Highland Park, Illinois 1886–1958 Carmel, California)
Date:
1925
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 14.8 x 23.4 cm (5 13/16 x 9 3/16 in.) Mount: 35.2 x 43.9 cm (13 7/8 x 17 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.142
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
In his early attempts to merge the realism of photography with the expressive effect of abstract art, Weston honed in on close-up details of his subjects. That the faces of his models were often cropped or averted served practical as well as aesthetic purposes, enabling the photographs to be read as figure studies rather than as individual portraits while also protecting the privacy of the friends and lovers who served as models.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in pencil, on mount, recto BR: "Edward Weston // 1925"; Inscribed in pencil, on mount, verso BR: "74.802"
Merle Armitage; Rockwell Kent; [Lacarda Gallery, New York]; private collection, New York; [Mark Kelman]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, September 21, 1978

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