Lot 112
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EDWARD WESTON | 'Wind Erosion, Dunes at Oceano, California'

100,000 - 150,000 USD
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  • Edward Weston
  • 'Wind Erosion, Dunes at Oceano, California'
  • 7 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches
mounted to board backed with dark green paper, signed and dated in pencil on the mount, titled in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1936


Phillips New York, 9 November 1981, Sale 412, Lot 183 By descent to the present owner


Conger 941

James Enyeart, Edward Weston's California Landscapes (Boston, 1984), pl. 73

Jennifer A. Watts, Edward Weston: A Legacy (Los Angeles: The Huntington Library,  2003), pl. 11

Kurt Markus, Dune: Edward & Brett Weston (Kalispell, 2003), p. 5

Judith Hochberg, Michael Mattis, Sarah Lowe, and Dody Weston Thompson, Edward Weston: Life Work (Revere, Pennsylvania, 2004), pl. 73

Brett Abbott, In Focus: Edward Weston (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005), pl. 38

Catalogue Note

With its bold alternation of black and gray values, punctuated by crisp near-white highlights on the dune ridges, the photograph offered here is one of the most dramatically graphic studies made by Weston at Oceano, and one of the best known images in his body of work.  Weston chose it for his 1946 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, and it was reproduced in Nancy Newhall’s companion volume, The Photographs of Edward Weston