Inv. No.S-0416
ArtistEdward Westonborn 1886 in Highland Park, ll., USAdied 1958 in Carmel, Calif., USA

"Excusado, Mexico"

Year1926 / 1970s (Cole Weston)

gelatin silver print mounted on cardboard

Dimensions23 x 18 cm

titled, dated an signed (by Cole Weston) (pencil) and "Negative by Edward Weston" stamp on mount verso


Like Marcel Duchamp in his legendary “Fountain” 1917, Edward Weston draws our attention to a banal everyday item that becomes a plastic object due to the deep eye point. It captivates not only by its outline but also by its surface.
 The longer we watch, we are fascinated by the forms and the porcelain surface and forget the original function.
Fritz Simak

S-0416, "Excusado, Mexico"
Edward Weston, "Excusado, Mexico", 1926
S-0416, Front view
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S-0416, Back view
Edward Weston, "Excusado, Mexico", 1926
S-0416, Back view