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Edward Weston is best known for his photographs of vegetables and shells, his portraits, his abstract close-ups of nudes, rocks, and trees, and his late heroic landscapes. His sensuously precise Two Shells was made not long after Weston embraced the straightforward, sharply focused modernist aesthetic. The subtleties of tone and sculptural design Weston achieved in his work became the standards by which much later photographic practice has been judged.
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Edward Weston, American, 1886–1958
Cole Weston, American, 1919–2003
- 1927, printed 1978
- Gelatin silver print
- Image: 9 7/16 × 7 7/16 in. (24 × 18.9 cm) Sheet: 9 7/16 × 7 7/16 in. (24 × 18.9 cm) Mount: 15 1/16 × 13 1/4 in. (38.2 × 33.7 cm)
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The Target Collection of American Photography, museum purchase funded by Target Stores
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- Not on view
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