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Aaron Siskind

 
Arizpe

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.

Quote:
“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.

Prices:
$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.

Vintage:
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.

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

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

Availability:
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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