Comments/Context: I have to admit up front that, as a collector, I've always been a bit skeptical of the Edward Weston images printed by his son, Cole Weston. Over the years we have owned a few (now no longer in our collection), but I've never really felt like they were truly authentic somehow; after all, they were made after Edward Weston's death. They always felt a little like cheating; even though the images were undeniably beautiful, I always knew (even if others didn't) that they weren't the "real" ones.
Collector's POV: The prints in this show are priced between $5000 and $15000, with many already sold when I visited the show. A few EW/CW prints seem to be available in nearly every auction; they have become widely available in the secondary markets in the past decade. During that time, prices typically ranged between $1000 and $5000. Today, most images remain in this range, but in the past year or two, many have started to creep upward, once in a while crossing the $10000 threshold for the most iconic images.
- Weston family website (here)
Through October 24th
534 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011