lots of lots
This listing has sold.

ELIOT PORTER Intimate Landscapes Portfolio 1979

item-111690564=1
item-111690564=2
item-111690564=3
item-111690564=4
item-111690564=5
item-111690564=6
item-111690564=7
ELIOT PORTER Intimate Landscapes Portfolio 1979

Lot 4163 Details

Description
ELIOT PORTER. Intimate Landscapes Portfolio, 1979, number 8/250, published by Daniel Wolf Press. Includes 10 dye-transfer prints, mounted on 20x24" boards. Printed c. 1979 by Berkey K & L in New York under Porter's direct supervision. Prints are accompanied by 20x24" paper folders, printed with title and date. Colophon page is signed and editioned in black ink on verso.

1. Redbud trees in bottomland, Near Red River Gorge, Kentucky, April 17, 1968. 13.1x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
2. Colorful trees. Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennesee, October, 1967. 13.6x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
3. Foxtail grass, Lake City, Colorado, August, 1957. 13.6x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
4. Shadbush. Near Hillsborough,New Hampshire, April 28, 1957. 13.6x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
5. Columbine leaves. Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, July 27, 1974. 13.3x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
6. Frostbitten apples, Tesuque,New Mexico, November 21, 1966. 13.1x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
7. Trunks of maple and birch with oak leaves, Passaconaway Road, New Hampshire, October 7, 1956. 13.5x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
8. Stones and cracked mud. Black Place, New Mexico, June 9, 1977. 13.5x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
9. Rock-eroded stream bed. Coyote Gulch, Utah, August 14, 1971. 13.5x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
10. River edge at sunset. Below Piute Rapids, San Juan River, Colorado, May 24, 1962. 13.6x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.

Intimate Landscapes, an exhibition of fifty-five color photographs by Eliot Porter, is the first one-man exhibition of color photographs ever presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Works by Eliot Porter entered the Museum's collection as far back as 1949, when Georgia O'Keeffe presented from the Estate of Alfred Stieglitz an important collection of photographs assembled by Stieglitz himself.

Credit: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/intimate_landscapes_photographs

Photographer, biologist, ecologist, author, ornithologist, Eliot Porter took up photography early in life. He received an M. D. degree in 1929, and taught biochemistry and biology at Harvard. Self-taught in photography, he perfected his technique, then exclusively black and white. Porter was introduced to Alfred Stieglitz and in 1939 Stieglitz gave him an exhibition at his New York gallery, An American Place. This recognition brought Porter to a decision. This same year, Porter recollects, "I rather abruptly began to devote all my time and energies to photography, largely of nature." After much thought Porter left his work at Harvard to follow his dream of pursuing photography, a decision he never regretted.

At that time Porter also began to explore working in color, which he found essential for the photography of birds in their habitat and natural scene. He mastered what is known technically as the dye-transfer process, which enabled him to make brilliant, full-color enlarged prints from color film exposed in his camera. From the original color transparency, three inter-negatives are made on panchromatic film. One is exposed through a red filter, the second through a green filter, and the third through a blue filter. These separation negatives, as they are called, contain a full record, in densities ranging from black to white, of the colors in the original scene. From the negatives, gelatin reliefs are then made which have the property of absorbing dyes in exact proportion to the densities of the negatives. These are then dyed in the complementary colors: cyan, magenta, and yellow. To make the final print, the matrix is pressed against the paper, in exact register.

Eliot Porter is renowned for his pioneering work in color photography. As one of very few photographers who taught himself the dye-transfer process, Porter had complete control over his print quality through the saturation of color and the amount of contrast in each print. His photographs are exceptional for the use of both color and imagery in interpreting the natural world.

The dominant quality of Eliot Porter's photographs is the result of a double concern. As a scientist, he insists upon the accuracy and precision of the pictorial record; as an artist he constantly strives to make his pictures meaningful and lasting. "To all the subjects I photograph, I apply the criterion that if they are worth recording at all, they are worth doing in such a way that they can stand repeated viewing, even demand it, so that one can go back again and again to find new, hidden qualities missed at first…"

Porter is one of the rare photographers of this century who mastered both black-and-white and color photography. Although he is more known for his color work, Porter worked seriously in black-and white from 1937 through to 1961. In 1939 he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and began to photograph and travel throughout the southwest. His work in the east coast during the war years, 1940-1945, put the project on hold. In 1945, he returned to Santa Fe and lived there until his death in 1990. Porter has exhibited widely both internationally and nationally. His early exhibits include an exhibition of his dye-transfer images of birds at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1943 and in 1959. The International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, showed "The Seasons", a spectacular collection of color prints with quotations from the American philosopher, essayist and nature-lover, Henry David Thoreau. The exhibition was circulated throughout the country by the Smithsonian Institution, and formed the basis of Porter's first book, In Wildness Is The Preservation of the World. In 1980, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City held the first one-man exhibit given to a living photographer, Intimate Landscapes.

Porter's archive is housed at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Eliot Porter died in l990, and we are grateful for the vision that he left us. His impact on the world of photography has been immense; he has taught whole generations of people a new way of seeing nature and man's place in it.
Credit: Scheinbaum &Russek https://www.photographydealers.com/artists/eliot-porter/
Condition
All prints are in excellent condition with minor wear.
Buyer's Premium
  • 28% up to $100,000.00
  • 20% up to $1,000,000.00
  • 18% above $1,000,000.00

ELIOT PORTER Intimate Landscapes Portfolio 1979

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000
Sep 21
Starting Price $4,000
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
$120.00 Flat-Rate Shipping to Contiguous US
Ships fromTucson, AZ, United States
Free Local Pick-UpTucson, AZ, United States
Accepts seamless payments through LiveAuctioneers
Andrew Smith Gallery Photography Auctions LLC

Andrew Smith Gallery Photography Auctions LLC

badge TOP RATED
Tucson, AZ, USA
356 Followers
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

4163: ELIOT PORTER Intimate Landscapes Portfolio 1979

Sold for $4,000
1 Bid
Est. $6,000 - $8,000Starting Price $4,000
PHOTOGRAPHS Man & Nature Wildness to the City
Tue, Sep 21, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Buyer's Premium 28%

Lot 4163 Details

Description
...
ELIOT PORTER. Intimate Landscapes Portfolio, 1979, number 8/250, published by Daniel Wolf Press. Includes 10 dye-transfer prints, mounted on 20x24" boards. Printed c. 1979 by Berkey K & L in New York under Porter's direct supervision. Prints are accompanied by 20x24" paper folders, printed with title and date. Colophon page is signed and editioned in black ink on verso.

1. Redbud trees in bottomland, Near Red River Gorge, Kentucky, April 17, 1968. 13.1x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
2. Colorful trees. Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennesee, October, 1967. 13.6x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
3. Foxtail grass, Lake City, Colorado, August, 1957. 13.6x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
4. Shadbush. Near Hillsborough,New Hampshire, April 28, 1957. 13.6x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
5. Columbine leaves. Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, July 27, 1974. 13.3x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
6. Frostbitten apples, Tesuque,New Mexico, November 21, 1966. 13.1x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
7. Trunks of maple and birch with oak leaves, Passaconaway Road, New Hampshire, October 7, 1956. 13.5x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
8. Stones and cracked mud. Black Place, New Mexico, June 9, 1977. 13.5x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
9. Rock-eroded stream bed. Coyote Gulch, Utah, August 14, 1971. 13.5x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.
10. River edge at sunset. Below Piute Rapids, San Juan River, Colorado, May 24, 1962. 13.6x10.8" dye-transfer print. Signed in pencil on mount recto below image.

Intimate Landscapes, an exhibition of fifty-five color photographs by Eliot Porter, is the first one-man exhibition of color photographs ever presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Works by Eliot Porter entered the Museum's collection as far back as 1949, when Georgia O'Keeffe presented from the Estate of Alfred Stieglitz an important collection of photographs assembled by Stieglitz himself.

Credit: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/intimate_landscapes_photographs

Photographer, biologist, ecologist, author, ornithologist, Eliot Porter took up photography early in life. He received an M. D. degree in 1929, and taught biochemistry and biology at Harvard. Self-taught in photography, he perfected his technique, then exclusively black and white. Porter was introduced to Alfred Stieglitz and in 1939 Stieglitz gave him an exhibition at his New York gallery, An American Place. This recognition brought Porter to a decision. This same year, Porter recollects, "I rather abruptly began to devote all my time and energies to photography, largely of nature." After much thought Porter left his work at Harvard to follow his dream of pursuing photography, a decision he never regretted.

At that time Porter also began to explore working in color, which he found essential for the photography of birds in their habitat and natural scene. He mastered what is known technically as the dye-transfer process, which enabled him to make brilliant, full-color enlarged prints from color film exposed in his camera. From the original color transparency, three inter-negatives are made on panchromatic film. One is exposed through a red filter, the second through a green filter, and the third through a blue filter. These separation negatives, as they are called, contain a full record, in densities ranging from black to white, of the colors in the original scene. From the negatives, gelatin reliefs are then made which have the property of absorbing dyes in exact proportion to the densities of the negatives. These are then dyed in the complementary colors: cyan, magenta, and yellow. To make the final print, the matrix is pressed against the paper, in exact register.

Eliot Porter is renowned for his pioneering work in color photography. As one of very few photographers who taught himself the dye-transfer process, Porter had complete control over his print quality through the saturation of color and the amount of contrast in each print. His photographs are exceptional for the use of both color and imagery in interpreting the natural world.

The dominant quality of Eliot Porter's photographs is the result of a double concern. As a scientist, he insists upon the accuracy and precision of the pictorial record; as an artist he constantly strives to make his pictures meaningful and lasting. "To all the subjects I photograph, I apply the criterion that if they are worth recording at all, they are worth doing in such a way that they can stand repeated viewing, even demand it, so that one can go back again and again to find new, hidden qualities missed at first…"

Porter is one of the rare photographers of this century who mastered both black-and-white and color photography. Although he is more known for his color work, Porter worked seriously in black-and white from 1937 through to 1961. In 1939 he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and began to photograph and travel throughout the southwest. His work in the east coast during the war years, 1940-1945, put the project on hold. In 1945, he returned to Santa Fe and lived there until his death in 1990. Porter has exhibited widely both internationally and nationally. His early exhibits include an exhibition of his dye-transfer images of birds at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1943 and in 1959. The International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, showed "The Seasons", a spectacular collection of color prints with quotations from the American philosopher, essayist and nature-lover, Henry David Thoreau. The exhibition was circulated throughout the country by the Smithsonian Institution, and formed the basis of Porter's first book, In Wildness Is The Preservation of the World. In 1980, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City held the first one-man exhibit given to a living photographer, Intimate Landscapes.

Porter's archive is housed at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Eliot Porter died in l990, and we are grateful for the vision that he left us. His impact on the world of photography has been immense; he has taught whole generations of people a new way of seeing nature and man's place in it.
Credit: Scheinbaum &Russek https://www.photographydealers.com/artists/eliot-porter/
Condition
...
All prints are in excellent condition with minor wear.

Contacts

Andrew Smith Gallery Photography Auctions LLC
505-984-1234
330 S Convent Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
USA
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone
As Seen On
NBC
ABC
Today
Chicago Tribune
Architectural Digest
Shop With Confidence
Since 2002, LiveAuctioneers has made exceptional items available for safe purchase in secure online auctions.
BACK TO TOP