View 1 of Lot 117.  LEWIS BALTZ | SANTA CRUZ.
View 1 of Lot 117.  LEWIS BALTZ | SANTA CRUZ.
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LEWIS BALTZ | SANTA CRUZ

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

LEWIS BALTZ | SANTA CRUZ

LEWIS BALTZ | SANTA CRUZ

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

68,750

USD

LEWIS BALTZ

1945-2014

SANTA CRUZ


flush-mounted, the edges inked, mounted again, credit and annotations in pencil on the reverse, 1970; accompanied by old frame backing with typed credit and Santa Barbara Museum of Art exhibition labels (2)

5⅝ by 8⅜ in. (14.3 by 21.1 cm.)

The photographer to Leland Rice, scholar, curator and photographer, a teaching colleague at Pomona College and Claremont Graduate School, California, 1973

Lewis Baltz, The Prototype Works (Göttingen, 2005), pl. 29

Lewis Baltz, The Prototype Works (Göttingen, 2011), pl. 41

Long Beach, The Art Galleries, California State University, The Photograph as Artifice, April 1978 and travelling thereafter to:

El Cajon, Grossmont College Art Gallery, November - December 1978

Carmel, Friends of Photography Sunset Center, December 1978 - January 1979

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, February - March 1979

Object quality was of prime importance to Baltz. His exhibition prints were dry-mounted flush to a second piece of archivally processed photographic paper. The corners were clipped diagonally and the edges of the photograph were blackened with India ink. The photograph was then mounted to board slightly warmer in tone than the print. This presentation method ensures the photograph stands apart from, rather than sinks into, its surroundings.