Re: EW

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;>
Date: 01/10/05-10:56:34 AM Z
Message-id: <007701c4f735$89bfeb00$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

I certainly don't rip on him. I devote one whole lecture on EW every
beginning photo class I teach. Whether I like his nude work or not--some I
love, some I don't-- he was incredibly influential to the field. I
personally find his peppers more erotic than his nudes. Not that nudes have
to be erotic to be good, though, of course.

ArtNews or Art in America (i get both) does an article every year of
underrated/overrated artists. I always appreciate this article's
perspective, whether I agree or not. Jeff Koons and Georgia O'Keeffe were
two on the overrated list this time. I agree with the former, not the

Of course, logically, the only artists that will be labeled "overrated" are
those that are talked about a lot. Whether EW is talked about a lot or too
much is the question, as it is with Adams. Both are talked about a lot, and
in my book, deserve it.

I am all for talking about underrated photographers, too. Now that could
start a whole nuther discussion.

>I don't understand why Judy and others choose to rip Edward Weston.
> He has a passion for photography, and only offered advice when he was
> asked.
> He was best known, by those of the now dead, God rest the soul of Frances
> Baer who died last year. She was his housekeeper, friend and wife of an
> admirer, her husband Morely Baer.
> She said she'd always remember him for his Sundays. He's open his studio,
> put one photograph on an easil, bres a pot of tea and entertain visitors.
> Rarely would he talk about the picture, and his prices were always
> affordable so the most people could own one.
> His grandson Kim was surprised, and revealed that EW only made 25 prints
> of his most called for picture, Pepper #40. Otherwise, he made very few.
> the end
> S. Shapiro, Carmel, CA
Received on Mon Jan 10 10:58:26 2005

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