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McDermott & McGough

Selected Images (from 'The Metallic Plate: The Art of Photography')

Weston Gallery, Inc., Carmel, CA

McDermott & McGough

McDermott & McGough

Selected Images (from 'The Metallic Plate: The Art of Photography')

Selected Images (from 'The Metallic Plate: The Art of Photography')

Weston Gallery, Inc., Carmel, CA

McDermott & McGough

b. 1958

Selected Images (from 'The Metallic Plate: The Art of Photography')


3 (of 10) photogravures from The Metallic Plate: The Art of Photography (New York: Kevin Begos Publishing and Lunn, Ltd., 1994, a total edition of 43), each signed, titled, and editioned 'No. 15 of 30' in pencil on the reverse, 1994; together with the title, colophon, and plate list. Folio, portfolio with printed label; accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Weston Gallery

images: the largest 14 by 11 ⅛ in. (35.6 by 28.3 cm.)

Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. These photogravures, the portfolio, and the front matter are in generally excellent condition. Sunflower: '15-0009' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse. Frightened of machinery but devoted to machines: '15-0017' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse. Experience of equilibrium with their knives: '15-0018' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.


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Acquired in 1995
Frightened of machinery but devoted to machines:

Mark Alice Durant, McDermott & McGough: A History of Photography (Santa Fe, 1998), pl. 25

The plates are as follows:

Sunflower

Frightened of machinery but devoted to machines

Experience of equilibrium with their knives


"The Weston Gallery is one of the oldest photographic galleries in the world, emphasizing works we feel are important to the overall history of photography. We've selected this group by David McDermott & Peter McGough for this very reason. The work is a fitting symbol, beckoning us to be open in times of change, to adapt and experiment in our daily lives as they do in their method. 'We were experimenting in time,' says McDermott, 'Trying to build an environment and a fantasy we could live and work in.' The contemporary duo is known for their work in various mediums, exploring alternative historical processes like cyanotype, bum bichromate, platinum, salt, palladium and approaching subjects of popular art and culture, medicine, advertising, time, fashion, sexual behavior, and politics." - Davi Weston


Established in 1975, the Weston Gallery is a world leader in the field of fine vintage and contemporary photography. They emphasize those works which they feel are important to the overall history of 19th, modernist and 20th, as well as contemporary photography.