Eliot Porter, “Stones and Cracked Mud, Black Place, New Mexico, June 9, 1977.”

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13 ½ x 10 ¾- inch dye transfer on the original mount, signed in pencil recto. Printed on the mount, verso:

“This print has been published in an edition of 250, and was selected by the artist from the exhibition Eliot Porter: Intimate Landscapes The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This dye transfer print was made under the supervision of Eliot Porter by Berkey K&L, New York. Copyright 1979 by Daniel Wolf Press, Inc, and Eliot Porter.” (As pictured above)

This is from a portfolio of dye transfer prints selected from Porter’s exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In the book that accompanied the exhibition Porter wrote:

“In northwest New Mexico and southeast Utah, the desert landscape is dominated by eroded black and gray mounds of bentonite clay, that suggest the wrinkled backs of sea monsters. The gullies between the mounds are paved with jasper pebbles brought down by infrequent rains; on their reticulated sides, fragments of metamorphic and igneous rocks are enhanced by brightly colored lichens, that have found on them a place to perpetuate their kind.”

This ravishing print is the most abstract of the series.

$1500

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