Robert Adams - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "But whether out of a sense of fairness, a taste for argument, or a love of magic Robert Adams has in this book done a strange and unsettling thing. He has, without actually lying, discovered in these.. artless agglomerations of boring buildings the suggestion of redeeming value. He has made them look not beautiful but important, as the relics of an ancient civilization look important."
    —John Szarkowski

    • Literature

      Colorado University Press, Denver, p. 101, variant
      Yale University Press, Denver, p. 113, variant

    • Catalogue Essay

      Robert Adams: American Silence, a major survey of the photographer’s work, will be on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 29 May – 2 October 2022 and from there will travel to the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.


Denver, Colorado

circa 1973
Gelatin silver print, on hand-ruled mount.
5 7/8 x 7 3/8 in. (14.9 x 18.7 cm)
Signed in pencil on the reverse of the mount.

Full Cataloguing

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $22,680

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 6 April 2022