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John Weber, Robert Smithson, Mirror & Gravel Piece, for Cornell University, 1969. Gelatin silver print, 9.375 x 6.75 inches, 23.8 x 17.1 cm; sheet: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm. Signed, stamped, and labeled on verso. Includes obscured Virginia Dwan Gallery label with typed credit and description as well as John Weber Gallery stamps.

Print used for reproduction purposes and shows signs of handling. A patina of dings, impressions, and indentations throughout visible only in raking light. Some creasing in the left margin, small crease in right margin visible mainly in raking light. Small tear on left edge. Soft corners. Two imperfections in the gelatin coating in lower right quadrant only visible in raking light.

John Weber was an art dealer known for his early support of Conceptual Art, Post-Minimalist sculpture and Italian Arte Povera. He began his gallery career as director of the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York in 1960 where he helped show the work of Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenberg, Jim Dine, and Robert Indiana. He moved from that gallery to Los Angeles to work at the Virginia Dwan Gallery, where they showed French New Realist and Minimalist art and the work of earthworks artists such as Robert Smithson and others. In 1968 the gallery relocated to New York. A few years later, Weber opened his own gallery at 420 West Broadway in Soho. The gallery later moved to Chelsea, closing in 2000.



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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Craquelure
Area: Other area
Location: Other location
Notes: see lot description for condition report.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
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.



Degree
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.

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  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.38 x 6.75 in. (23.83 x 17.14 cm.)
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