Scott B. Davis

b. 20th Century

Ten plates from the "Nocturnes Portfolio," 2001

Each platinum/palladium print on white wove paper
Edition of each: 1/10
Each signed, titled, and numbered in pencil in the lower margin, and with the artist's blindstamp in the lower left margin corner
Image of each: 7.5" H x 9.5" W ; Sheet of each: 14" H x 17" W

  • Provenance: The Estate of Dr. Amy Conger
  • Notes: According to the artist's website, "The 'Nocturnes Portfolio' was published in 2001 to gather ten of my earliest night photographs. The portfolio includes 10 - 8" H x 10" W platinum/palladium prints on 14" H x 17" W paper, housed in a custom clamshell box with a letterpress essay by Amy Conger. These seminal works were made in the California desert, southern Arizona, and northern New Mexico, each printed in [sic] from the original 8" H x 10" W negative. The portfolio is produced in an edition of 10, with four copies remaining. Each portfolio print is embossed with a unique blind stamp not found on other editions."

    This lot is comprised of the 10 photographs, each framed separately. It is lacking the other portfolio components described above.
  • Condition: Each overall good condition. With full margins. Taped to the overmat with white archival tape in three places from the verso of the margin edges. One of ten examined out of the frame.

    Each framed under glass: 16.25" H x 20.25" W x 0.75" D

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