Brett Weston - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The artist to Robert K. Byers

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Such is the constitution of all things, or such the plastic power of the human eye, that the primary forms, as the sky, the mountain, the tree, the animal, give us a delight in and for themselves; a pleasure arising from outline, color, motion, and grouping. This seems partly owing to the eye itself. The eye is the best of artists." – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, quoted in Brett Weston's book, Voyage of the Eye

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Surf, Big Sur, Calif.

Gelatin silver print.
7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (19.4 x 24.4 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil on the mount; titled in pencil on the reverse of the mount.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,250

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New York Auction 14 October 2020