Brancusi in His Studio, Paris, 1925, a selection from Edward Steichen: The Early Years Portfolio, 1901–1927, is a stunningly detailed, intimate portrait of Romanian abstract sculptor Constantin Brancusi in his Paris studio. This image presents a masterful photographic rendering of the working space of one of the founding figures of modern sculpture by one of the founding figures of photography.
Edward Steichen is an immortal among photographers. His richest, most profound photographs were made between 1900 and 1927. It is from this period that Steichen selected his masterpieces and asked Aperture to publish his prints as hand-pulled photogravures, the finest of all methods of reproduction. This hand-pulled dust-grain photogravure is printed by master photogravure printer Jon Goodman.
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