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"Pepper No. 30, 1930"



Edward Weston is, without doubt, the most important figure in the history of photography.
Pepper No. 30,
is Edward Weston's most famous image.

Weston made very few prints of any of his negatives.  He printed more of Pepper No 30 than any other negative.  The exact number is debated, but is either 13 or 15 prints. Today one of those vintage (printed by Weston) is virtually impossible to acquire.

Before he died in 1958, as his health was failing, Edward taught his son Cole to print his negatives. Cole printed a very limited number of his negatives after his father's death until about 1980 when the the negatives were retired to the Center of Creative Photography in Tucson.  Cole Weston died in 2003.  Weston's negatives will never be printed again.

This print is a posthumous print and was printed by Cole Weston
in the mid-1970s.  On the back of the mounted print is stamped "Negative by Edward Weston.  Print by /s/ Cole Weston," signed in pencil "Cole Weston." It is a contact print of an 8 x 10 inch negative, mounted on 13 x 15 inch museum board and archivally framed to 13 x 15 inches.  The print is perfect.



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