From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitlePeeling Paint on Wall
About this objectAaron 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 MadeJerome, Arizona
Medium and MaterialsGelatin Silver Print
Inscription and MarksVerso: [pencil] Peeling Paint on WallJerome, Ariz. 1949
MeasurementsImage: 42.1 x 30.5 cm
Overall: 61 x 50.9 cm
Subject and Association Keywords20th Century Photography
Subject and Association KeywordsWall
Subject and Association Keywordsgelatin silver
Credit LineEstate of Barbra Blondean