Edward Weston

Edward Weston

Edward Weston

Inventory # HO20520-E19007-045

Edward Weston
1886 - 1958 American

Shell, 1927
gelatin silver print
on verso signed by Cole Weston, titled, dated 1927, inscribed "14s" and with the gallery inventory "SBG-EWE-0005-CF" and stamped with the Edward Weston facsimile signature stamp
9 1/4 x 7 3/8 in  23.5 x 18.7cm

Provenance:
Weston Gallery, California
Yarlow Saltzman Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto

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Edward Weston is considered one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century. Over the course of his 40-year career Weston photographed an expansive variety of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. Shell represents a nautilus shell positioned within an abalone shell. Their sculptural curves fuse into one abstract form. Shell is an important example of the ‘pure’ or ‘straight’ photographic style that characterized Weston’s still lifes, which emphasized formal qualities as well as high contrast and sharp focus.

Weston was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1947, and stopped photographing soon after. He spent the remaining 10 years of his life overseeing the printing of more than 1,000 of his most famous images, by his sons Brett and Cole. Cole Weston continued to make prints from Weston’s negatives to that same standard for more than 30 years following the photographer’s death.

This work was printed circa 1972 by the artist's son, Cole Weston. The gelatin silver print is mounted on board which measures 15 x 13 ¼ inches.

Please note: this work is unframed.

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