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    Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934)
    Turtle Blessing, 1968
    Gelatin silver
    12-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches (32.4 x 26.7 cm)
    Initialed and dated in pencil mount recto; signed, titled, and dated in ink mount verso.

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Gay Ann Burke, acquired from the above;
    The Estate of Gay Ann Burke.

    Proceeds from the sale of this photograph will help fund the annual Gay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts, administered by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

    Gay Ann Burke was born December 30, 1946 in Brownwood, Texas, and died May 1, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. At the University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History, Gay became the first female full professor. It was there that she developed a distinguished fine art photography program. Many called her the "Mother of Alabama Art Photography" and she was responsible for raising the stature of photography as an art form throughout the South. She taught fine art photography for 42 years to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Alabama before retiring in 2015.


    Condition Report*: Dry mounted to board measuring 20 x 16 inches; mount is yellowing with minor foxing and soiling along the edges, not affecting the image; bump to the lower right corner; age yellowing noticeable along the edges, most notably upper right and lower left; silver mirroring along the edges; multiple small creases running horizontally through the center, in total approximately 2-1/2 inches tall.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    18th Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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