An exceptional seascape by Brett Weston, made just south along the coast from his home in the Carmel Highlands. This vintage silver gelatin Azo print is signed and dated in pencil mount recto, with annotations in pencil mount verso. Brett Weston, the prodigious son of famed modernist Edward Weston, is known for his highly distilled, formal photography. With little concern for subject, Brett would project on his camera’s ground glass the abstract forms he would later enhance through careful development and printing. In this case, Brett uses intense afternoon sunlight to isolate the Big Sur coastline from the gleaming Pacific. The orderly waves march in like the scrawls in a Cy Twombly chalk painting, implying some sublime order borne out by the otherwise tumultuous sea.