The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 25, 2016

Desert Form #1, New Mexico, 1984

gelatin silver print, Image: 19.50 x 24.50 cm (7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches); Matted: 45.72 x 35.56 cm (18 x 14 inches). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Mann 1990.110

Clift has spent much of his creative life in New Mexico, frequently working in national parks, creating personal, reflective, and quiet images such as Desert Form #1, New Mexico, of lyrical grace and formal invention. Employing an 8-by-10-inch view camera, Clift takes advantage of its detail-rich negatives, yielding the ethereal light, rugged texture, and otherworldly quality of this ancient wilderness.

Written in pencil on recto: "Desert Form #1, New Mexico 1984 / Print #14 / 8 x 10 / William Clift [signed]"; in black felt pen on verso: "© William Clift 1984"

Cleveland Museum of Art, (03/26/2011 - 08/14/2011); "Contemporary Landscape Photography"

Library materials about William Clift (3)

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