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EDWARD WESTON | Nude on Sand

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Description

  • Edward Weston
  • Nude on Sand
  • 7 3/4  by 9 5/8  in. (19.7 by 24.4 cm.)
mounted, initialed and dated '1936' in pencil on the mount, signed, dated, and numbered '237 N' in pencil on the reverse, 1936, probably printed in the 1940s

Literature

Conger 928

Ben Maddow, Edward Weston: Fifty Years (New York, 1973), pl. 171

Edward Weston: Nudes (New York, 1977), p. 85

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Weston's Westons: Portraits and Nudes (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), pl. 154

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Karen Quinn, and Leslie Furth, Edward Weston: Photography and Modernism (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1999), pl. 72

Jennifer A. Watts, ed., Edward Weston: A Legacy (London, 2003), p. 31

Manfred Heiting, ed., Edward Weston (Köln, 2004), p. 161

Amy Conger, Edward Weston: The Form of the Nude (New York, 2005), p. 95

Brett Abbott, ed., (Newhall, Nancy and Edward Weston), Edward Weston's Book of Nudes (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), pl. 30

Catalogue Note

Edward Weston authority Amy Conger identifies this Oceano nude as Weston’s favorite from that series.  In addition to one at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, she locates prints of this image in the following 8 institutional collections: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; the Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.; the Seattle Art Museum; and University of California at Santa Cruz, the last a project print.
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