Inscribed recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in graphite: "EW1942"; verso unchecked; verso, on mount, center, printed on sticker, in black ink: "The Photographs of Edward Weston / A comprehensive series of 830 photographs selected by Edward / Weston in 1953 as representative of his life’s work, and printed / under his direction by Brett Weston. / This print is one of an edition of six from the negative. / No. [typed in black ink] N 42-C-1 / Title [typed in black ink] "Civilian Defense, 1942;” inscribed verso, lower right, in graphite: “59.829 / RX 3032”
19.3 x 24.3 cm (image/paper); 34.9 x 40.6 cm (mount)
Gift of Max McGraw
Extended information about this artwork
Travis, David. 2001. “Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel.” Exh. cat. The Art Institute of Chicago/ Distributed Art Publishers: New York. p. 87. cat. 26. pl. 26.
Oakland, California, The Oakland Museum, “Pacific Dreams: Currents of Surrealism and Fantasy in Early California Art, 1934–1957,” February 25–June 11, 1995; traveled to Los Angeles, California, Wight Art Gallery/Armand Hammer Museum, July 12–September 17, 1995; and Logan, Utah, Utah State University, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, October 10–December 11, 1995.
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “Photographs by the Score: Personal visions twenty-some years apart,” October 7, 2006–January 14, 2007. (David Travis)
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel,” June 2–October 28, 2001; traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, March 1–July 9, 2002. (David Travis)
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