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Edward Weston
SHELL (DOUBLE NAUTILUSES)
Estimate
45,00055,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
49
Edward Weston
SHELL (DOUBLE NAUTILUSES)
Estimate
45,00055,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Boundless: Contemporary Art

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Edward Weston
1886 - 1958
SHELL (DOUBLE NAUTILUSES)
Executed in 1927, printed later by Cole Weston.
stamped with the artist's signature, signed by Cole Weston, titled, dated 1927 and numbered 145 on the reverse of the mount 
gelatin silver print
Image: 24 by 18.4 cm, 9 3/8  by 7 1/4  in.
Mount: 38 by 33 cm, 15 by 13 in.
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Provenance

Cole Weston, Monterey, 1980
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Amy Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson, 1992, p. 84, fig. F3/1927
Frances D. McMullen, Lowly Things That Yield Strange Stark Beauty, New York Times Magazine, 16 November 1930, p. 7
Ben Maddow, Edward Weston: Fifty Years, Aperture, New York, 1973, p. 149
Barbara Haskell, The American Century: Art & Culture, 1900-1950, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999, p. 201, fig. 387
Brett Abbott, In Focus: Edward Weston, J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005, front wrapper and pl. 25

Catalogue Note

Born in 1866, in Highland Park, Illinois, Edward Weston became one of the most influential American photographers of the 20thcentury best known for his black-and-white photographs of nudes, landscapes, and organic forms including shells, vegetables and rocks. Utilizing un-manipulated images, a sharp-focus, close-up cropping, the artist was one of the first to introduce an element of abstraction into the realm of photography.  

Boundless: Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong