Dry Wash, West Slope Techachapi Foothills, California

Object Details

Title:

Dry Wash, West Slope Techachapi Foothills, California

Artist/Maker(s):

William A. Garnett (American, 1916 - 2006)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

California, United States (Place created)

Date:

1951

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

38.1 x 53 cm (15 x 20 7/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Estate of William A. Garnett

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Height–aeronautical altitude–is like sudden wealth. It buys detachment and new perspective, with some beautiful lies thrown into the bargain. Solo flight in a small plane is an excellent way of leaving behind one's lesser thoughts and one's smaller ideas. A dreary stretch of fallow farmland, from the air; a chill and brutish mile of city slum, from a plane window: in a grand sweep, these become positively magnificent sights.

–Walker Evans

Exhibitions
Recent Acquisitions: Eugene Atget, Brett Weston, William Garnett, Milton Rogovin (February 3 to May 30, 2004)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 3 to May 30, 2004, (Cat.)