Acquired by the present owner from Kurt Edward Fishback
Nancy Newhall, ed., The Daybooks of Edward Weston, Vol. II California (Aperture, 1973), pl. 24
Manfred Heiting, ed., Edward Weston (Köln, 2004), p. 219
Charlot met artist Zohmah Day (born Dorothy Day) in Mexico and they were married on 26 May 1939. The present photograph was taken about a month later in Point Lobos, California. Although Weston photographed the couple on several occasions, this image is particularly sensitive and technically advanced. The dramatic splashing surf in the background exhibits just as much detail as the texture and tone of the rock surface in the foreground.
A variant of this image was the only photograph that Weston submitted to Edward Steichen’s groundbreaking 1955 exhibition Family of Man at The Museum of Modern Art, which traveled globally in five different iterations for seven years.
At the time of this writing, it is believed that only one other print of this image has appeared at auction, sold in these rooms in November 1985 (Sale 5383, Lot 380).
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