Robert Adams - Photographs New York Thursday, April 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • "Many have asked, pointing incredulously toward a sweep of tract homes and billboards, why picture that…One reason is, of course, that we do not live in parks, that we need to improve things at home, and that to do it, we have to see the facts without blinking…We also need to see the whole geography, natural and man-made, to experience a peace; all land, no matter what has happened to it, has over it a grace, an absolutely persistent beauty."
    —Robert Adams

    • Literature

      International Center for Photography, New Topographics, p. 11
      Steidl, New Topographics, p. 85



Gelatin silver print, on hand-ruled mount.
5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (14.9 x 19.1 cm)
Signed in pencil on the reverse of the mount.

Full Cataloguing

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $23,940

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New York Auction 8 April 2021