Brett Weston - Holland Canal
Brett Weston
Holland Canal
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1971
19 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on mount recto.

Brett Weston - Garrapata Beach
Brett Weston
Garrapata Beach
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, Printed 1970s
10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on the mount's recto.

Brett Weston - Dune, Oceano
Brett Weston
Dune, Oceano
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1934, printed later
14 x 11 inches

Signed by artist

Brett Weston Dune
Brett Weston
Dunes, White Sands, New Mexico
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946, printed c. 1950s - early 1960s
7 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on the mount's recto.

Brett Weston - Dune, White Sands, New Mexico
Brett Weston
Dune, White Sands, New Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946, Printed 1975
7 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on the mount's recto

Brett Weston - Dune
Brett Weston
Dune
Silver Gelatin Photograph
12 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches, Mounted on 18 x 15 inch board

Photography West Gallery authentication stamp on verso. Original Brett Weston Photograph. Negative and Printing by Brett Weston. Acquired from Brett Weston between 1980-1992

Dune, Oceano
Brett Weston
Dune, Oceano
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
1967
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches mounted on 15 x 13 inches board

Signed and dated by artist on mount's recto, Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso

Brett Weston - Dune
Brett Weston
Dune
Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1958, Printed c. 1980
11 x 14 inches

Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso.

Dune Brett Weston
Brett Weston
Dune
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1969
7 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches mounted on 13 1/4 x 15 inches

Signed and dated by artist on mount's recto, Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso

Dune, Oceano
Brett Weston
Dune, Oceano
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1932, Printed Later
16 x 20 Inches

Signed and dated by artist on mount's recto, Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso.

Brett Weston - Dune, Oceano
Brett Weston
Dune, Oceano
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1934, Printed c. 1980
16 x 20 inches

Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso

Brett Weston - Dunes and Clouds, Shoshone
Brett Weston
Dunes and Clouds, Shoshone
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1969
11 x 14 inches

Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso.

Brett Weston - Dune
Brett Weston
Dune
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1968
13 x 10 1/2 inches mounted on 18 x 15 inches board

Signed and dated by artist on mount's recto, Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso.

Brett Weston, Dune and Yucca, White Sands
Brett Weston
Dune and Yucca, White Sands
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946
7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches mounted on 13 1/4 x 15 inches board

Signed and dated by artist on mount's recto, Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso

Brett Weston Dunes and Plants, Texas Desert
Brett Weston
Dunes and Plants, Texas Desert
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946
10 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches mounted on 15 x 18 inches board

Signed by artist on mount's recto, Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso

Dune, White Sands
Brett Weston
Dune, White Sands
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946, Printed Later
10 1/8 x 13 inches, mounted on 15 x 18 inches board

Signed by artist on mount's recto, Brett Weston Archive's authentication stamp on verso

Brett Weston - Agave
Brett Weston
Agave
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
1969
10 x 8 inches

Signed and dated on mount, lower right

Brett Weston - Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska
Brett Weston
Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1973, Printed 1973
16 x 20 inches

Estate's authentication stamp on verso

Brett Weston - Untitled (Landscape and Clouds, Hawaii)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Landscape and Clouds, Hawaii)
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1984, Printed later by the artist
10 1/2 X 13 3/4 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso. Weston's signature in pencil on mount's recto

Brett Weston - Untitled (Rock Formation, Monument Valley)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Rock Formation, Monument Valley)
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1984, Printed later by the artist
11 X 14 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso. Weston's signature in pencil on mount's recto

Brett Weston - Untitled (Monument Valley)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Monument Valley)
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1984, Printed later by the artist
10 1/2 X 13 1/4 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso

Brett Weston - Classic Nude
Brett Weston
Classic Nude
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1975
8 x 10 inches

Estate stamp on verso.

Brett Weston - Classic Nude and Mud Cracks
Brett Weston
Classic Nude and Mud Cracks
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1980
11 x 14 inches

Estate stamp on verso.

Brett Weston - Classic Nude
Brett Weston
Classic Nude
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1975
8 x 10 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso.

Brett Weston - Classic Nude
Brett Weston
Classic Nude
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1975
14 x 11 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso.

Brett Weston - Classic Nude and Mud Cracks
Brett Weston
Classic Nude
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1973
11 x 14 inches, Mounted 15 x 18 inches

Estate stamp on verso

Brett Weston - Underwater Nude
Brett Weston
Underwater Nude
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1980
20 x 16 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso.

Brett Weston - Underwater Nude
Brett Weston
Underwater Nude
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1980
8 x 10 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso. Weston's signature and dated in pencil on mount's recto.

Brett Weston - Untitled (Train Overpass, New York)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Train Overpass, New York)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1943
8 x 10 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso.

Brett Weston - Untitled (Midtown, New York)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Midtown, New York)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1945
11 x 14 inches

Signed on mount's recto. Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso.

Brett Weston - Untitled (Whelan's Drugstore, New York)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Whelan's Drugstore, New York)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1944
14 x 10 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso.

Brett Weston - Untitled (Brooklyn Beachcomber)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Brooklyn Beachcomber)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1944
11 x 14 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso.

Brett Weston - Untitled (Buildings, New York)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Buildings, New York)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1940's
11 x 14 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso.

Brett Weston (1911–1993) is widely regarded as one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. He is known primarily for his bold compositions based on Western landscapes and natural forms, and for his extraordinary printing style. Weston was among a small group of California photographers in the 1930s, known as the Group f/64, who favored large-format view cameras, straight and uncropped images, and stark black-and-white prints, often contact printed. This group included Ansel Adams and Brett Weston’s father, Edward Weston. But Brett Weston's style became even more radical when he was drafted into the army during World War II, and, in 1944, sent to the Army Pictorial Center in New York. There, in addition to routine Army work, Weston explored the streets of New York with his large 8x10 view camera.

Over the next two years, Weston took over 300 photographs, each distinguished by an attention to the formal values of linearity, depth, and contrast. Turning away from the documentary style that characterized much of the photography of New York in the preceding decade, notably Berenice Abbott's project "Changing New York" (1939), Weston pioneered a highly subjective and abstract view of the city, often focusing on details such as the finial on an iron railing or ivy on the side of a building. In pictures like Air Vents (1944) and Whelans Drugstore (1944), Weston flattened and abstracted the deep space of the New York cityscape creating rich, two-dimensional black-and-white images. This approach would govern the most prolific period of Weston's work in the late 1940s and 1950s, when he utilized this highly polished style to photograph Western dunes, beaches, rocks, and vegetation.

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