• Photographs auction at Christies

    Sale 2206

    Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 765

    EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)

    Pepper #35, 1930

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)
    Pepper #35, 1930
    gelatin silver print
    signed, dated and numbered '12/50' in pencil (on the mount); titled, numbered '35P' and annotated '15.00' in pencil (on the reverse of the mount)
    9 3/8 x 7½in. (24.2 x 19.2cm.)


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    Provenance

    With Carl Siembab Gallery, Boston;
    to the present owner, May 1968


    Pre-Lot Text

    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.
    Edward Weston


    Literature

    Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography, Center for Creative Photography, 1992, fig. 610/1930