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Edward Weston
CHARIS, SANTA MONICA
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Edward Weston
CHARIS, SANTA MONICA
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 653,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Edward Weston
1886-1958
CHARIS, SANTA MONICA
mounted, signed and dated in pencil on the mount, numbered ‘227N’ in pencil on the reverse, 1936
9 1/2  by 7 5/8  in. (24.1 by 19.4 cm.)
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Provenance

Estate of Hazel Brooks Gibbons Ross, Los Angeles

Sotheby’s New York, 23 April 2003, Sale 7885, Lot 132

Literature

Conger 968

Merle Armitage, Fifty Photographs: Edward Weston (New York, 1947), pl. 21

'Edward Weston: Master Photographer, 1886-1958,' U. S. Camera Annual 1959, p. 58

Ben Maddow, Edward Weston: Fifty Years (Aperture, 1973), p. 267

Amy Conger, The Form of the Nude (New York, 2005), p. 97

Nancy Newhall, The Flame of Recognition (Aperture, 1965), p. 65

Theodore Stebbins, Jr., et al., Edward Weston: Photography and Modernism (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1999), pl. 75

Brett Abbott, Edward Weston’s Book of Nudes (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), pl. 39

Charis Wilson, Edward Weston: Nudes (Aperture, 1993), p. 82

Terence Pitts and Manfred Heiting, Edward Weston 1886-1958 (Taschen, 2004), p. 155

Weston Naef, Photographers of Genius at the Getty (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004), cover and pl. 85

Catalogue Note

This photograph comes originally from the collection of actress Hazel Brooks.  Brooks was born in South Africa in 1924 and is best known for her role in the 1947 John Garfield movie, Body and Soul.  In the 1940s she married Cedric Gibbons, the famous M. G. M. art director, twelve-time Academy Award winner, and designer of the gold statuette known as the Oscar.  After Gibbons’s death in 1960, Hazel Brooks Gibbons became the wife of Los Angeles doctor Rex Ross. 

175 Masterworks To Celebrate 175 Years Of Photography: Property from Joy of Giving Something Foundation

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New York