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    Re: How many peppers?

    this was definitely NOT shot by Weston in any way:

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    Weston first photographed a pepper in 1927 (atop a milk bottle). In 1929 he made 26 negatives of peppers and in 1930 he made 17 negatives. There are at least 25 known prints of Pepper #30, although the edition of 50 indicates a higher number. Perhaps the edition was not sequentially numbered or, in fact, 50 prints were actually made.

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    Re: How many peppers?

    Thanks, Merg.
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    Bill, you are welcome. I tried my best to answer your question as factually as possible. Beyond what I posted, the rest would be conjecture. Your question did give me pause to consider how many persons are alive who knew Edward and his sons. Five come immediately to mind: Charis, Dody, Ron Partridge, Ira Latour and Erica. Make that six, myself. There are others, but I am not in touch with them.

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    Re: How many peppers?

    The lesson here is to assign random numbers to all your images. Instead of "Red Barn," call it "Red Barn #17."

    Eighty years from now it will give people something to talk about!

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    Re: How many peppers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merg Ross View Post
    Of his most famous, Pepper #30, he made fifty prints. Each was numbered accordingly in the edition.
    Merg, did he print (and sign) fifty himself, or is this including project prints byBrett?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_1856 View Post
    Merg, did he print (and sign) fifty himself, or is this including project prints byBrett?
    Bill,the fifty that I referred to were printed by Edward. However, only approximately twenty-five of the edition have been accounted for, last I heard; perhaps all fifty were never in circulation. The one that I am most familiar with is 30/50, with full signature.

    The prints by Cole and Project Prints by Brett are another matter.

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    Thanks, Merg. (Curiosity killed a cat....)
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    Time to add another pepper. Made the year Edward Weston died.

    Halved Pepper, 1958

    8x10 Agfa/Ansco, 12" TR, Isopan
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    Edward Loved Avacados best

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