EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS (1858–1952)
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EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS (1858–1952)

Tapa, Antelope Water, Taos, 1905

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EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS (1858–1952)
Tapa, Antelope Water, Taos, 1905
toned platinum print
embossed copyright credit and date (recto)
image/sheet: 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (39.3 x 29.1 cm.)
Provenance
Christie's, New York, October 4, 1994, lot 47;
acquired from the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
Edward S. Curtis, The North American Indian, 1907–1930, Portfolio XVI, p. 44.
Edward S. Curtis, The North American Indian: The Complete Portfolios, Taschen, Cologne, 1997, p. 611.
Christopher Cardozo, Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Simon & Schuster, Toronto, 2000, p. 115.
Special notice

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Lot Essay

'In Curtis' finest photographs, the object and image become a seamless and self-reinforcing whole, creating the potential for the viewer of a powerful, deeply felt experience.' –Christopher Cardozo, 'The Artistry of Edward S. Curtis', Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks, Prestel, Munich, 2015, p. 7.

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