Apr 18, 2019 - Sale 2506

Sale 2506 - Lot 128A

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)/COLE WESTON (1919-2003)
Toadstool. Silver print, the image measuring 7 1/2x9 1/4 inches (19.1x23.5 cm.), the mount 13x18 inches (33x45.7 cm.), with the Negative by Edward Weston/Print by Cole Weston notation, and the title, date, and negative number, in pencil, on mount verso. 1931; printed 1970s

Additional Details

According to Weston historian Amy Conger, the photographer took six negatives of fungi but this image was the most popular.

Weston, Edward Weston: The Daybooks II. California, p. 8; Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston, p. 35; The Art of Edward Weston, p. 24; Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs, cat. no. 645/1931.