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Brett Weston
UNTITLED (LILY LEAF, CARMEL)
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192
Brett Weston
UNTITLED (LILY LEAF, CARMEL)
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Photographs

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Brett Weston
1911-1993
UNTITLED (LILY LEAF, CARMEL)
flush-mounted, mounted again to card, signed and dated in pencil on the mount, a Bruce Silverstein Gallery label on the reverse, circa 1929
9 3/8  by 7 5/8  in. (23.8 by 19.4 cm.)
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Provenance

Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

Literature

Beaumont Newhall, Brett Weston: Voyage of the Eye (Aperture, 1975), unpaginated

Brett Weston Photographs: 1925-1930 and 1980-1982 (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1983), p. 3

Carol Williams Christopher, ed., Brett Weston: Master Photographer (Carmel, 1989), pl. 13

Stephen Bennett Phillips, ed., Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow (Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 2008), p. 89

Catalogue Note

In August of 1925 Brett Weston, accompanied by Edward Weston and lover Tina Modotti, arrived in Mexico.  Uninterested in school and facing disciplinary issues, the young Weston began taking photographs with his Edward's Graflex.  At only 13 Brett had already started to absorb information on composition, developing and printing for his father.  Brett's photographs, however, show a near immediate distinction from Edward's work: photographs made in Mexico and California between 1925 and 1930 show a predilection for close-up views of natural subjects.  While the repeated patterns and shapes found in plants held a special fascination for the young photographer, Brett also turned his camera to man-made objects, capturing thoughtful abstractions and noteworthy tonal studies (see Lot 199).

Early prints from the nascent period of Brett Weston’s career are rare and infrequently appear at auction. 

There are no examples of this rare image in the Brett Weston Archive.

Photographs

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New York