09-21-2018 09-21-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3140B Boston
September 21, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Lewis Baltz (American, 1945-2014) North Wall, Niguel Hardware, 26087 Getty Drive, Laguna Niguel

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3140B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Lewis Baltz (American, 1945-2014)

North Wall, Niguel Hardware, 26087 Getty Drive, Laguna Niguel, from the series The New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California, 1974. Signed and dated "Lewis Baltz..." in pencil on the verso l.r., numbered "13/21" in pencil on the verso l.c., inscribed "IP 42" and "1010.42" in pencil on the verso l.l. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper, image size 6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.8 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Subtle ding in paper c.r.

Provenance: Purchased from Ursula Gropper Associates, Sausalito, California, by the current owner in 2004. A copy of the original invoice accompanies the lot.

N.B. In 1975, Lewis Baltz's work was included in the groundbreaking exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, which challenged the romantic tradition of nineteenth century western landscape photography. His mode of working was to make series of photographs that focused on a particular theme or geographic area. This image is from Baltz's best known portfolio The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California in which he explores the effects of twentieth-century culture and suburban development on the nation's topography.
Estimate $12,000-18,000

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Irvine, Sausalito