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

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  • Provenance

    The artist to Robert K. Byers

  • Literature

    Aperture, Brett Weston: Photographs from Five Decades, p. 18
    Aperture, Brett Weston Voyage of The Eye, cover
    Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Brett Weston: Out of The Shadow, p. 42
    Monterey Museum of Art, Brett Weston: Six Decades of Photography, cover
    Photography West Graphics, Brett Weston: Master Photographer, p. 56

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Brett Weston has carried on a love affair with photography since he was thirteen. He has given us sensual pleasure with his technical prowess, and assigned heroic qualities to usually unnoticed subjects by making minute adjustments in his camera’s relationship to thousands of motifs. His sometimes bravura and always fluent pictures encourage us to surrender to his fictionalized world. While sometimes perplexing, the photographs of Brett Weston have emotionally intensifying qualities that draw us back for relaxed reflection. This is mainly because there is no sense of visual confinement or limit to the intuitive levels of imagination in his work." –Van Deren Coke

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Garrapata Beach, CA

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
10 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. (26.4 x 33.7 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil on the mount.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $7,500

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Sarah Krueger
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Vanessa Hallett
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New York Auction 14 October 2020