unique gelatin silver paper negative, signed, titled, and dated in pencil on the reverse, framed, a Yossi Milo Gallery label on the reverse, 2007
10 by 8 in. (25.4 by 20.3 cm.)
This unique gelatin silver paper negative is in generally excellent condition. The reverse of this work is hinged along all edges to the frame backboard. To ensure the stability of this unique work, the frame was not opened and the work was not examined out of the frame.
The scattered small circular burns visible in the catalogue illustration represent the desired effect of McCaw's working process. Heat causes a chemical change in the gelatin on the paper producing tonal shifts, losses, and iridescent ashy remainders.
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Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, 2012