Front view
Inv. No.S-0405
ArtistMinor Whiteborn 1908 in Minneapolis, USAdied 1976 in Boston, USA
Title

"Birdlime and Surf, Point Lobos, California"

from: Jupiter Portfolio, #27
Year1951, vintage
Medium

gelatin silver print mounted on cardboard

Dimensions23 x 27 cm
Signature

signed (pencil) on recto; titled and dated (pencil) on mount recto

Comment

Again, a picture that tests our perception: is there perhaps fish spawn pouring into the sea like described in the title or is it simply bird droppings?
Moreover, the disproportionate ratio of the close foreground in relation to the surf behind also causes irritation.
Fritz Simak

S-0405, "Birdlime and Surf, Point Lobos, California"
Minor White, "Birdlime and Surf, Point Lobos, California", 1951
S-0405, Front view
Reproduced with permission of the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum. ┬ęTrustees of
S-0405, Back view
Minor White, "Birdlime and Surf, Point Lobos, California", 1951
S-0405, Back view