Pieter Hugo - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "The images from The Hyena and Other Men was really pivotal for the way I used colour in my work. While working in Nigeria on this series it was Harmatan season, a time of year when the sand from the Sahara gets blown into the air over West Africa. It creates a natural diffusion -- there are very few hard shadows and everything gets covered in a layer of sand and dust. This palate set the tone for the next few series of work I made: apocalyptic, desaturated, no hard contrast."
    —Pieter Hugo

    • Provenance

      Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, New York

    • Literature

      Hugo, The Hyena & Other Men, n.p.


Abdullahi Mohammed with Mainasara, Lagos, Nigeria from The Hyena & Other Men

Chromogenic print, printed later.
60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
Overall 70 1/4 x 70 1/4 in. (178.4 x 178.4 cm)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 4/5 in ink on a label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

Full Cataloguing

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,760

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 12 October 2022