Sally Mann - Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana New York Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Houk Friedman Gallery, New York
    Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

  • Exhibited

    Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, 2 February - 27 April 2008

  • Literature

    Aperture, Sally Mann: Immediate Family, n.p.
    Aperture, Still Time: Sally Mann, p. 70
    deCordova, Presumed Innocence, pl. 70

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sally Mann’s famed body of work Immediate Family, documents her three children, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia in an array of scenes at their home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Capturing them as they sleep, interact, dress up and role play, Mann’s photographs highlight a heightened maturity that defies their age, creating a tension between the push of childhood and the pull of adulthood. Even when the scenes themselves are innocent, there is a knowing gaze from the subject that charges the image. In the present lot, Mann’s eldest daughter Jessie stares defiantly at the camera, with tousled hair and a candy cigarette exhibiting a self-awareness as both a female and subject of her mother’s lens. While Mann’s work has consistently come under public scrutiny for its intimate subject matter, at the root of the work is a family album filled with the stories, memories and moments that define Mann as a mother and photographer.



Candy Cigarette

Gelatin silver print.
19 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. (48.9 x 59.7 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 8/25 in pencil on the verso.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $134,500

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Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana

2 & 3 April 2013
New York