With Carl Siembab Gallery, Boston;
to the present owner, May 1968
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MASSACHUSETTS
Twenty-eight years of effort, starting with a youth on a farm in Michigan, armed with a No. 2 Bull's Eye [camera], ...have gone into the making of this pepper, which I consider a peak of achievement.
It is a classic, completely satisfying, - a pepper - but more than a pepper: abstract, in that it is completely outside subject matter. ...[It] takes one beyond the world we know in the conscious mind.
Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography, Center for Creative Photography, 1992, fig. 610/1930