Item #CL191-152 Jalapa 66. Aaron Siskind, American.
Go Back

Jalapa 66

1974. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated in an unknown hand in ink on backing verso, 17.1 x 17.4cm. Laid down on original backing.

Annotation includes “From ‘Homage to Franz Kline.’”

“Siskind and Abstract Expressionist painter Franz Kline had been friends for years when, in 1961, Siskind first thought of doing a photographic homage to Kline. Siskind had been driving through San Luis Potosi, Mexico when he chanced upon a wall with random brush strokes that reminded him of Kline. Kline died the following year. Siskind did not actually begin the homage until December 1972 on another car trip in Mexico, this time through Jalapa. Homage to Franz Kline is composed of six groups of work, each identified by the place and time in which they were shot and, despite overarching themes, each with a distinct character.” Held in Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago.

Item #CL191-152

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  other currencies

See all items in Photography