AARON SISKIND "ROME 46" PHOTO
Aaron Siskind (1903-1992) started his career as a documentary photographer and a member of the Photo League.
He and his colleagues were interested in photography as a tool to record and address social inequalities of the day.
Many of his images from the 1930's for example explored life in Harlem.
In the early 1940's Siskind drifted away from social depictions preferring to capture images that focused on textures and shapes.
Images of advertising fragments, graffiti and sidewalks become engaging and hypnotic because of their abstract qualities rather than the subject matter.
These urban detail depictions can also be read as metaphors for the ambiance or struggles of a particular city.
This work, a paradigm of his practice, was shot in Italy shortly after the war.
Its jagged forms and black center recall the paintings of Robert Motherwell.
Siskind's aesthetic and sensibility evolved parallel to the Abstract Expressionist movement.
This is an essential piece if starting a collection of photography.
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Signed, titled and dated 1973 by the artist.
Gelatin silver print
11”H 14”W (photo)
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