December 14, 09:41 PM GMT
2,400 - 4,500 USD
Signed and titled in pencil by artist on mount verso; executed c.1950
gelatin silver print
Framed; 21 by 17 by 1 in. (53.3 by 43.2 b 2.5 cm.)
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
Aaron Siskind is remembered as a master photographer, known for his portraits of great Chicago architecture in the middle of the twentieth century, as the city’s signature style shifted towards Modernism. In the late 1950’s, Siskand’s work reoriented itself, focusing on abstraction, and experimenting with the elimination of pictorial space while concentrating on the arrangement of objects within the picture plane. Throughout Siskind’s career, he remained a professor and department head at the Institute of Design, Chicago, where he heavily influenced the next generation of Chicago photographers, including the late Richard Nickel.
Recent exhibitions of Siskind’s work include those at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside; Charles Egan Gallery, New York; and the Studio Museum, Harlem. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and Whitney Museum of Art, New York.
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