Feb 14, 2017 - Sale 2436

Sale 2436 - Lot 207

Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
AARON SISKIND (1903-1991)
Portfolio entitled Viterbo Broom. Portfolio containing 13 (of 18) natural abstractions. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 5 1/2 inches (14 cm.) square, the sheets 10x8 inches (25.4x20.3 cm.), each with Siskind's initials, title, and date, in ink, on recto, and with his numeric print notations, in pencil, on verso; each print is matted. 4to-sized gray clamshell box; the title page a plain board with Siskind's signature, title, date, edition notation 7/9, and inscription, "For Jane Teller, friend and colleague--the brush burned but was not consumed--," in ink, all in Siskind's hand; contents loose as issued, lacking prints 14-18. Self-published, 1967

Additional Details

Gifted by the Photographer; to a Private New York Collector.

Siskind was the only photographer associated with New York's pioneering community of Abstract Expressionist painters. As a result of their influence, he developed a highly original and influential lexicon, a unique visual vocabulary, that presented photography as non-representational form. In this series of vintage prints, the contents of which resemble minimalist brush strokes, he conveys poetry and motion in each elegant composition.