Minor White - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Aperture, Minor White: Rites & Passages, opposite title page
    White, Mirrors, Messages, Manifestations, p. 40
    Martineau, Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit, p. 117

  • Catalogue Essay

    "When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence." – Minor White

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Peeling Paint, Rochester, New York

Gelatin silver print, probably printed 1960s.
9 3/8 x 7 1/2 in. (23.8 x 19.1 cm)
Signed and dated '1958' [sic] in pencil on the mount.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $10,625

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New York Auction 14 October 2020