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Edward Weston (1886-1958)/Cole Weston (1919-2003) "Shell [Nautilus]." . courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries

Silver print, 9 1/4x7 1/4 inches (23.5x18.4 cm.), with the "Negative by Edward Weston/Print by Cole Weston" notation and the title, date and negative number, in pencil, in Cole's hand, on mount verso. 1927; printed 1970s - Estimate $5,000-7,500

The Art of Edward Weston, 39.
Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition, 25.
Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston, 26.
Edward Weston: Photographs, 544/1927.
According to Amy Conger, Tina Modotti was jarred by this image, physically and mentally, and wrote, "There is something so pure and at the same time so perverse about them. They contain both the innocence of natural things and the morbidity of a sophisticated, distorted mind. They make me think of lilies and embryos. They are mystical and erotic."

125621817100663

Edward Weston (1886-1958)/Cole Weston (1919-2003) "Shell.". courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries

Silver print, 9 1/4x7 1/4 inches (23.5x18.4 cm.), with the "Negative by Edward Weston/Print by Cole Weston" notation and the title and date, in pencil, on mount verso. 1931; printed 1970s - Estimate $5,000-7,500

SWANN GALLERIES, INC. PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE & FINE PHOTOGRAPHS. December 8, 2009 - Swann Auction Galleries