Desert Form #1, New Mexico

Desert Form #1, New Mexico

1984

William Clift

(American, b. 1944)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 19.5 x 24.5 cm (7 11/16 x 9 5/8 in.); Matted: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Mann 1990.110

Edition: print #14

Description

Clift has spent much of his creative life in New Mexico, frequently working in national parks, creating personal, reflective, and quiet images such as Desert Form #1, New Mexico, of lyrical grace and formal invention. Employing an 8-by-10-inch view camera, Clift takes advantage of its detail-rich negatives, yielding the ethereal light, rugged texture, and otherworldly quality of this ancient wilderness.

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