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

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Caponigro, The Hidden Presence of Places, p. 33
    The Wise Silence: Photographs by Paul Caponigro, p. 60
    Photography West Graphics, Masterworks from Forty Years, frontispiece
    Caponigro, Le Forme Della Natura, p. 78

  • Catalogue Essay

    “In my years of photography I have learned that many things can be sensed, seen, shaped or resolved in a realm of quiet, well in advance of, or between, the actual clicking of shutters and the sloshing of films and papers in chemical solutions. I work to attain “a state of heart”, a gentle space offering inspirational substance that could purify one’s vision. Photography, like music, must be born in the unmanifest world of spirit.” – Paul Caponigro, The Wise Silence

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Reflecting Stream, Redding, Connecticut

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
13 5/8 x 19 in. (34.6 x 48.3 cm)
Signed in pencil on the mount.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $4,000

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New York Auction 14 October 2020