Photograph, Edith and Alvin Langdon Coburn, Grace and E. McKnight Kauffer
In the summer of 1916, the Kauffers rented a cottage in the same village as their friends the Coburns. Alvin Langdon Coburn was a celebrated portrait photographer, but he and Kauffer spent the season experimenting with abstraction. Coburn created a series of “vortographs,” including the one shown below. These abstract works sparked a great deal of controversy among Coburn’s fellow photographers.
It is credited
Its dimensions are
H x W (approx.): 12.7 × 17.8 cm (5 × 7 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.