EDWARD WESTON | ROCK FORMATIONS, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA
EDWARD WESTON | ROCK FORMATIONS, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA
EDWARD WESTON | ROCK FORMATIONS, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA
EDWARD WESTON | ROCK FORMATIONS, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA
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EDWARD WESTON | ROCK FORMATIONS, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

EDWARD WESTON | ROCK FORMATIONS, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection, Sold to Benefit The Asia Foundation

EDWARD WESTON

1886-1958

ROCK FORMATIONS, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA


mounted, signed and dated in pencil on the mount, inscribed 'To Fay / on a summer day / Edward - 1928,' in pencil on the reverse, framed, a Michael Shapiro Photographs label on the reverse, 1928

7½ by 9⅜ in. (19.1 by 23.8 cm.)

Condition Report

This early print, on matte surface paper, is in overall good to very good condition. There is uneven silvering, particularly in the rock at the far right. The buff mount is darkened. Along the upper and lower edges, there are some creases and abrasions. There is a faint liquid stain along the left edge, not impacting the print


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Provenance

Gift of the photographer to Fay Fuqua

Private collection, California

Private collection, New York

Christie's New York, 22 October 2002, Sale 1135, Lot 178

Private collection, New York

Artcurial, 21 November 2015, Lot 55, Michael Shapiro as agent

Catalogue Note

The 'Fay' to whom this photograph is inscribed is Fay Fuqua, a dancer who posed for Weston several times beginning in 1928.   

EDWARD WESTON | ROCK FORMATIONS, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA
EDWARD WESTON | ROCK FORMATIONS, MOJAVE DESERT, CALIFORNIA
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