Alec Soth, Nome, Alaska, 2006
Archival pigment print
Donated by Weinstein Hammons Gallery
Starting Bid: $3,000
Alec Soth is a nationally-renowned photographer, whose work has been compared to iconic representations of the United States, including Walker Evans’s pictures of the Great Depression and Robert Frank’s series The Americans. This photograph is part of a series Soth did of Nome, Alaska. According to the artist, “More than any other location I’ve been to in the US, Nome evokes a feeling of frontier rawness.” Soth has received fellowships from the McKnight, Bush, and Jerome Foundations and was the recipient of the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography. There are six photographs by Soth in the M’s collection, including Brian, Williston, South Dakota, which was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in 2013. His photographs are represented in major public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Walker Art Center.