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Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952), \"An Oasis in the Badlands\", taken 1905, printed 2008, contemporary goldtone/orotone

Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952), \"An Oasis in the Badlands\", taken 1905, printed 2008, contemporary goldtone/orotone

Product Description:

Contemporary goldtone or orotone, taken 1905, printed 2008, from Curtis' original glass-plate negative, signed in the negative at lower right, from the proposed edition of 250, framed.

The signature in this photograph is made directly from a digital scan of Curtis' original signature.

Each hand-made, finished and framed goldtone is the result of over sixty separate, distinct steps.

Due to the unavailability of critical, propriety materials, the publisher anticipates only being able to complete, on average, 15% - 20% of projected editions of the Goldtones. (Please note, with a small number of the most popular and iconic images the publisher hopes to complete 40% - 100% of the projected edition.)

Dimensions:

Height 14 in. x Width 17 in. (image)
Height 19 in. x Width 22 in. (frame)

Condition:

Fine. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.

About The Artist:

Edward Curtis is the most widely collected and exhibited fine art photographer in the history of the medium. His work is found in major public and private collections and has been exhibited in over forty countries. He created an unprecedented body of work, and has won numerous awards and accolades internationally. While his thirty-year project nearly drove him into bankruptcy and cost him his health and family, today the aggregate value of the photographs he created exceeds one half of a billion dollars. A set of his magnum opus, The North American Indian brought $2,880,000 in 2012 at Christie’s New York. Individual prints have sold for over $100,000 at auction.

This classic Curtis image was made in the heart of the Bad Lands of South Dakota. The subject is the sub-chief Red Hawk who was born 1854 and participated in his first war party 1865 with Crazy Horse against U.S. army troops. He was a fierce warrior and ultimately engaged in 20 battles, including the Custer fight in 1876. This lyrical image is widely considered to be Curtis’ most important and beautiful Great Plains peopled landscape. Curtis loved the visual and metaphorical qualities of water, and the goldtone, more than any other photographic medium, conveys the beauty of water as an aesthetic element. The classic composition and subject matter have helped keep this, one of Curtis’ most sought after images, compelling nearly one hundred years after it was made.

The Goldtone, or "Orotone", process was pioneered by Edward S. Curtis over 100 years ago and was his preferred way of producing his photographic images. Of the many processes Curtis worked in, goldtone is generally the most sought-after. Because of their complexity and expense Curtis printed only about 1 in 1,000 of his negatives as goldtones.

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Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952), \"An Oasis in the Badlands\", taken 1905, printed 2008, contemporary goldtone/orotone

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