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ICONIC IMAGES OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Goldtones – 150th Anniversary Edition
Classic, Luminous & Enduring
Christopher Cardozo Fine Art is pleased to present an extraordinary collection of Edward Curtis’ most iconic Goldtones™. Each Goldtone™ is created exclusively from the original century-old glass-plate negative. Using state-of-the-art technology and fine craftsmanship, we have achieved what was previously impossible: extraordinary clarity, archival permanence, unrivaled three-dimensionality, exceptional beauty and brilliant luminosity.
The Vanishing Race,1904
The Rush Gatherer–Kalispel, 1910
Medicine Crow–Apsaroke 1908
The Goldtone Process
The goldtone process is an extremely rare form of photographic printing and our Goldtones™ are created from Curtis’ original negatives in strictly limited editions. This 150th Anniversary Edition Goldtone was created with a proprietary process that was perfected by Cardozo Fine Art. Because we use only Curtis’ original negatives our Goldtones™ are “contemporary original prints”, not reproductions. The Goldtone, or “Orotone”, process was pioneered by Edward S. Curtis over 100 years ago and was his preferred way of producing his photographic images. Of the many processes Curtis worked in, goldtone is generally the most sought-after. Because of their complexity and expense, Curtis printed only about 1 in 1,000 of his negatives as goldtones. Each of our contemporary, limited edition Goldtones™ and frames are the result of over sixty separate, distinct steps. The “Classic” frame, which is a beautiful handcrafted recreation of Curtis’ vintage frames, is custom-made of wood and various traditional materials. More …