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Aaron Siskind


Aaron Siskind was born in New York City in 1903.
He resided in New York City and Chicago.
He died in 1991.

Known for:
Photographs which capture significant details; lush with texture and tonality; images of the intimate surface of and marking on walls; images of Harlem.

Most Popular Images:
"Arizpe", "Chicago", "New York", "Grocery Store, Harlem"

Did you know ... ?
• In New York City during the 1940s and1950s, Siskind was friends with several of the Abstract Expressionists, especially Franz Kline and Barnett Newman.

“We see in terms of our education. We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there.”

General Format:
Siskind's Silver gelatin photographs are approximately 11" x 14" or 20" x 24".

How many photographs exist?
Though Siskind generally printed in unnumbered editions, some images were printed in editions of 20 or fewer.

$1,500 - $7,500

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How are the photographs printed and signed?
The photographs are signed in ink au recto or au verso.

A few vintage photographs are available. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

Technical Information:
Siskind used several cameras throughout his lifetime, including
9 x 12 cm Voigtlander Avis, Rollei SL 66, and 4" x 5" Linhof.

"PERU, Portfolio" - set of five Platinum prints.

Harlem Photos: 1932 - 1940; The Road Trip; Pleasures & Terrors.

A Gallery for Fine Photography has a great selection of Siskind's work.

Price History:
1976: $150
1986: $800 - $1,200.
1996: $1,200 -$5,000.
2003: $2,000 - $10,000.

Grocery Store, Harlem

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