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Imogen Cunningham

The Unmade Bed

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Scott Nichols Gallery, Sonoma, CA

Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham

The Unmade Bed

The Unmade Bed

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Scott Nichols Gallery, Sonoma, CA

Imogen Cunningham

1883 - 1976

The Unmade Bed


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed and dated in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Green Street studio label, on the reverse, 1957

image: 9⅜ by 12⅞ in. (23.8 by 32.7 cm.)

This photograph is in generally excellent condition. There are deposits of original retouching and a tiny superficial scratch in the lower right corner. The mount is sunned around the periphery of the image and is darkened around the edges. The reverse of the mount is stained.

The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Richard Lorenz, Imogen Cunningham: Ideas without End, A Life in Photographs (San Francisco, 1993), cover and pl. 104

"While I was a student at UC Berkeley in the Fall of 1976 William Garnett held weekly seminars by influential people in the photographic community. Imogen Cunningham’s son, Rondal Partridge, bought a dozen original photographs into class. I had an epiphany when I saw Unmade Bed with its undulating simplistic beauty. Up until that time my interest had been in the external landscape. With the folds in the bedding it reminded me of the sensual qualities of the dunes by f/64 photographers. The love and lifelong passion for the medium led me to open the Scott Nichols gallery in 1992, specializing in Group f/64." - Scott Nichols


The Scott Nichols Gallery shows established and contemporary photographers with an emphasis on classic California photographers in the f/64 tradition.​