Nickelodeon, Central City, CO

Listing No: 7332

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
7332
Artist:
Myron Wood (1921-1999)
Title:
Nickelodeon, Central City, CO
Date of Work:
1969
Signature:
Signed in pencil on mount at low right below print.
Where Produced:
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Presentation:
Matted - Float

Artwork Medium

Type:
Photography
Sub Type:
B&W
Medium:
Gelatin Silver
Support:
on Photo Paper
Medium Notes:
Modern print from original negative, under guidance by Myron Wood.

Artwork Size & Weight

Primary:
13.5 x 8.75 in. (Paper Size)
Secondary:
20 x 16 in.
Outer Dimensions:
Size Notes:
This photograph was dry mounted by the Artist's assistant on an acid-free, 4-ply conservation board measuring 20 x 16 inches. The 4-ply, conservation grade window mat is not attached to the mount board.

Artwork Surface

Texture:
Flat
Surface Reflectivity:
Even - Semi Gloss

Artwork Condition

Condition:
Excellent Condition.

Artwork Provenance

Collection:
Andy and Beckie Reisberg
Provenance:
Acquired directly from Myron Wood in his home in Colorado Springs, CO. The Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs Colorado, now owns the complete Myron Wood Archives, including personal papers, vintage prints, negatives and all copyrights.

About this Piece

Another image from Myron Wood's ongoing project to document the historic mining town, Central City, Colorado.

This image was made six years after the publication of "Central City, A Ballad of The West" (Chapparal Press,1963). Co-authored by his wife Nancy C. Wood, the book documents the vestiges of a gold rush boom town of the mid-19th century. After publication, Myron returned numerous times to photograph this sleepy town forty miles west of Denver.

About the Artist

Born in Wilson, Oklahoma, Myron Wood abandoned a career as a classical pianist in 1946, attended The Progressive School of Photography in New Haven, CT for two years and then moved to Colorado Springs, CO. He spent the remaining 53 years of his life in Colorado as an independent photographer.

Known for his lyrical interpretations of the cultures and landscapes of the Southwest, diverse geographic subjects and Weston-inspired straight photography recur throughout the history of his work.


ARTIST STATEMENT

“Writers taught me how to see. Painters and photographers didn’t teach me how to see. Writers taught me how to observe. Bach taught me how to think through his music. Every time you think you know what he’s going to do next, he does something brilliant and unbelievable. It’s a constant working on a theme, which he expands and uses. Pure genius. I learned about design from painters, musicians and writers.

So, I became a photographer after an early life as a musician and found to my surprise that I hadn’t wasted a minute. The same words are used – tone, line, ensemble, balance – and all the things I thought about and used in music were, across the board, related to photography. I also discovered becoming well equipped in a number of art forms is very important. It allows you to more easily move in your own art form.” Myron Wood, 1993

from an interview with Journeys Magazine, Colorado Springs, CO, Fall 1993

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