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Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952), "Canyon de Chelly-Navaho", taken 1904, printed 2008, contemporary goldtone/orotone

Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952), "Canyon de Chelly-Navaho", taken 1904, printed 2008, contemporary goldtone/orotone

Product Description:

Contemporary goldtone or orotone, taken 1904, 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)

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.

Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “de chay”, after the Navaho “Ta Shé”) was one of the most sacred places for the Navaho and remains so to this day. It is located in Northeastern Arizona in the heart of Navaho country. Of Curtis’ 50,000 negatives this is widely considered to be one of his most important and powerful. The insignificance of man relative to nature is clearly illustrated through the sheer size (approximately 1,000 feet high) of enduring cliff formations that surround the riders. Canyon de Chelly is regarded as Curtis’ single most popular goldtone today and the contemporary Goldtone captures the subtleties and richness of the original negative in a way that was impossible a hundred years ago.

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), "Canyon de Chelly-Navaho", taken 1904, printed 2008, contemporary goldtone/orotone

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