Aaron Siskind, Chicago, 1957, 1970s


“Aaron Siskind (December 4, 1903 – February 8, 1991) was an American photographer whose work focuses on the details of things, presented as flat surfaces to create a new image independent of the original subject. Wikipedia

Website: None

Date Acquired: 04/21/2020

Location Acquired: Jasper52 via LiveAuctioneers.com

Type: Sheet-fed Gravure (Printing Date: 1970’s)

Size: 7.75″ x 10″ (12″ x 16″ with mat)

Personal Connection:

None. While I enjoy photography, I’ve never really considered adding it to my collection. However, Aaron Siskind’s piece “Chicago 1957” really spoke to me – it has a very painterly quality, in my opinion. Siskind’s work was suggested as somehow connected to Chicago art, though the only connection I could find was that he was on the faculty of the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago. So, when this print entitled “Chicago, 1957” came up for auction, I bought it at a reasonable price.

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