Pentti Sammallahti - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Pentti Sammallahti: Des Oiseaux, cover and p.59

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I suddenly understood what nature was telling me. I understood that you don’t take photographs, you receive them." – Pentti Sammallahti

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Delhi, India (flock of birds)

Gelatin silver print, printed 2018.
8 x 5 5/8 in. (20.3 x 14.3 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil in the margin.

$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $3,250

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New York Auction 14 October 2020