Lot 222
Frank Gohlke (American, born 1942), View of Mount St. Helens from Vicinity of Mt. Spud, 7 Miles NW of Crater
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Gelatin silver print, 1982, titled at lower right, also bears pencil inscription to verso that reads "View of Mount St. Helens from the vicinity of Spud Mountain, 7 miles NW of crater - 1982," unframed.

Sheet Size 20 x 24 in.

Private Collection, Chapel Hill, NC

After the colossal eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington in 1980, photographer Frank Gohlke traveled to the volcanic site and surrounding areas five times between 1981-1990 to document the aftermath. The Smithsonian American Art Museum, who presented an exhibition of Golke's work in 2008-2009, adeptly stated that "Gohlke deftly captures the tension between humanity and the natural world, exploring how people adapt to the forces of nature both great and small..." Gohlke's work is housed in major museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Overall good condition.

$500 - 1,000