MECHANICAL MAN #1, 1959. Jerry N. Uelsmann.
MECHANICAL MAN #1, 1959

MECHANICAL MAN #1, 1959

Original b&w silver gelatin photograph, 6 13/16 inches H [ 17.3 cm.] x 5 inches W [12.7 cm.] Printed on a single weight, glossy photographic stock. Titled, dated Jan. 21, 1966, and signed by the photographer on the reverse of the unmounted image, with the following inscription: "Dear Barbara Morgan - Enclosed you will find a copy of my 'Post-Visualization' paper - I hope you find it interesting - Thank you for your kind invitation to visit next time I'm in the N.Y.C area. Warm regards - Jerry N. Uelsmann. P.S. Should you ever find yourself in Florida - I would enjoy having you visit - and perhaps informally meet some of my students-" Item #52556

This image is one of the very first that the photographer made using a montage of separate negatives. The subject is Jack Welpott, the noted photographer, who along with Jerry N. Uelsmann, were the first to receive M.F.A. degrees (1959) under Henry Holmes Smith at Indiana University.

Although earlier photographers have used multiple negative printing to make montaged images, it is Uelsmann who is considered the master of this technique. This is one of the most widely know of Uelsmann's photographs and given its proximity to the date of the exposure, it may be considered a vintage print; coupled with a noted photographer as his model, and the presentation of this to another iconic photographer, who also utilized the montaged image upon occasion, this is a fine and desirable print.

Price: $4,500.00

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