Lot Details

Silver print image of Guatemala landscape of ancient volcano, now lushly covered with planted fields. B&W highlights beautifully sweeping corn fields and crops. Upon seeing this image Ansel Adam's wife mistakenly complimented this landscape as his 'best ever.' Ansel replied, "Virginia, Brett took this one."

Brett Weston (1911- 1993) was an American photographer and the son of of Edward Weston. Brett had a close relationship with his father and left school in 1925 to travel to Mexico and become his father’s apprentice. Brett Weston’s work is influenced by important Mexican artists such as Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti, and Diego Rivera. He became known for his tendency toward abstraction in his own photographic work.

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Publication: "Brett Weston, 5 Decades", Aperture, Pg 123
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Remains of Hinges / Adhesive
Area: Margin
Location: Overall
Notes: White framer's glue was applied on wide margin around image to bind overmat to mat board. Professionally removed but some evidence remains. No damage to image.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Private collection. Purchased from Weston Gallery, CA, 1979
  • Pickup Location: Washington, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 19 in. (38.1 x 48.26 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
Note: Image shipped after funds clear bank.
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