Peeling Paint on Wall; Siskind, Aaron; 1949; 1977:0017:0002


Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop


Peeling Paint on Wall

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 Jerome, AZ and is a close cropped view of peeling paint on a wall.

Place Made

Jerome, Arizona


Siskind, Aaron

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Medium and Materials

Gelatin Silver Print

Inscription and Marks

Verso: [pencil] Peeling Paint on WallJerome, Ariz. 1949


Image: 42.1 x 30.5 cm
Overall: 61 x 50.9 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

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gelatin silver

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Estate of Barbra Blondean

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