Durango, Mexico, 21; Siskind, Aaron; 1961; 1971:0187:0001

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Durango, Mexico, 21

About this object

Aaron Siskind was an American photographer who documented depression era New York City and is credited with influencing the abstract expressionist movement of the 20th century.

Siskind's abstract photographs from the late 1940s and early 1950s reject the third dimension and belie the notion that photography was tied exclusively to representation. This image was taken in Durango, Mexico and is a close cropped view of abstract wall markings.

Place Made

Durango, Mexico

Maker

Siskind, Aaron

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

Mounted photograph

Date Made

1961

Date Made

1965

Medium and Materials

Gelatin Silver Print

Inscription and Marks

Verso: [museum print] GEH exhibition

Measurements

Image: 35.3 x 28 cm
Overall: 55.9 x 45.8 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

Subject and Association Keywords

Wall

Subject and Association Keywords

Mexico

Subject and Association Keywords

gelatin silver

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Alice Wells

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1971:0187:0001

Copyright Licence  

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