Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1911 - 1993
gelatin silver print, signed and dated in pencil on the mount, 1934, printed in the 1970s
image: 13 ¾ by 10 ¾ in. (34.9 by 27.3 cm.)
Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph is in generally excellent condition. There are scattered tiny deposits of original retouching. The mount is soiled. 'C-4085' is written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse. The reverse is soiled, stained, and each corner is abraded.
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"Having a special interest and knowledge of 20th century California photography, I have always been interested in the early work of Brett Weston for the particular ways in which it diverges and intersects with the work of Edward from the late 1920s through the decade of the 1930s. As a young artist, Brett was actively searching for new subjects and approaches to the medium. Dody Weston Thompson notes that it was Brett who first discovered the visual power of the sand dunes on the California coast at Oceano and promptly shared them with his father." - Michael Dawson
Michael Dawson is a private dealer specializing in rare books and fine art photography including historical photographs of California and the Southwest. He is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).