Norton Museum of Art 2024 Gala Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

Norton Museum of Art 2024 Gala Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

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Rena Bass Forman

Iceland #14, Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Lot Closed

February 5, 08:39 PM GMT


4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Details


Rena Bass Forman

1954 – 2011

Iceland #14, Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Executed in 2001.

Printed 2002.

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/7 on the reverse, with photographer's stamp

Toned gelatin silver print

Edition 1/7

30 1/4 x 30 1/4 in. (76.8 x 76.8 cm)

Framed: 40 1/2 x 40 1/2 x 2 in. (102.9 x 102.9 x 5.1 cm)

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Courtesy of the Estate of Rena Bass Forman and Winston Wächter Fine Art, NY

Rena Bass Forman is known for her visually stunning sepia-toned images of the natural landscape and exotic locales. Bass Forman’s large-format photographs, taken with a 2¼ inch camera, document the changes of light, water, climate, and their affects on the landscape. Her work often focused on the vastly different landscapes of Sri Lanka, Newfoundland, Labrador, the Pacific Northwest and Italy.

The overall sense of tranquility in her work results from the pristine natural settings featured in her images, as well as from the compositional balance between light, land and sky. The painterly quality of her work is similar to the 19th century American landscapists, and offers the viewer a sense of inner silence and meditative serenity.