Gelatin silver print
Image: 24.3 x 18.3 cm (9 9/16 x 7 3/16 in.); Paper: 24.3 x 18.3 cm (9 9/16 x 7 3/16 in.); Mounted: 44.8 x 35.5 cm (17 5/8 x 14 in.)
Gift of Diann G. Mann and Thomas A. Mann 2019.25
© Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
An early adherent of vegetarianism, when Weston was done making his vegetable “portraits,” he ate their subjects.
Weston’s vegetable still lifes accurately record their humble subjects, yet at the same time imbue them with suggestive references to the human body. Friends sought out and brought him unusually shaped produce. He photographed this multilobed radish seven times, creating a different composition for each negative. This print is believed to be the only one ever made from this negative.
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