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Brett Weston: Significant Details

Pasadena Museum of California Art


Brett Weston (1911–1993) – one of the most celebrated and prolific photographers of the 20th century – is best known for his scenic images, although the bulk of his work ranges from the middle-distance scene to close-up abstractions. ‘Brett Weston: Significant Details’ is the first museum exhibition to focus on Weston’s close-up photography. Featuring 42 photographs spanning nearly 60 years, the works – more than half of which are on view for the first time – share the high-contrast and graphic qualities of Weston’s panoramic photographs while emphasising the ‘significant details’, the tendency toward abstraction and extremes in tonality that Weston explored throughout his career. Read more.

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