Paul Caponigro - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Lumiere Press, Paul Caponigro, On Prior Lane: A Firefly's Light: The Cushing Interviews, p. 47
    The Wise Silence: Photographs by Paul Caponigro, pl. 82
    Caponigro, Le Forme Della Natura, p.81.
    Photography West Graphics, Masterworks from Forty Years, cover and pl. 33

  • Catalogue Essay

    “All that I have achieved are these dreams locked in silver. Through this work it was possible, if only for brief moments, to sense the thread which holds all things together. The world, the unity of force and movement, could be seen in nature – in a face, a stone, or a patch of sunlight. The subtle suggestions generated by configurations of cloud and stone, of shape and tone, made of the photograph a meeting place, from which to continue on an even more adventurous journey through a landscape of reflection, of introspection.” – Paul Caponigro

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Running White Deer, County Wicklow, Ireland

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
7 1/2 x 18 7/8 in. (19.1 x 47.9 cm)
Signed in pencil on the mount; signed in pencil on the overmat.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $5,250

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New York Auction 14 October 2020