Japan

Weston astounded and upset art and photography circles in late 1991 when he celebrated his 80th birthday by burning 75 of his most important negatives. “No one can print another photographer’s negatives,” he said in 1980. “It’s just too personal.” Weston studied photography with his father, pioneering modern photographer Edward Weston, and in 1929 they established a studio in San Francisco. “He is the first successful artistic heir in the history of photography,” R.H. Cravens wrote. “His father expanded the medium with the credo that ‘the camera should be used for the recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself.’ If the father was a pioneer, the son is a warrior who set out to conquer ‘the thing itself.’ He has imbued his subjects with a unique personal imprint. And in his extraordinary abstraction, Brett Weston has established photography’s most powerful affinity with the great modern artists.”—Los Angeles Times, 1993

My Way: African American Art from the Black South

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DATES / 
10/8
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CATEGORY / Multi-Media, Painting, Sculpture
Gerda Meyer Bernstein: Exercise in Futility

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CATEGORY / Sculpture