Robert Adams - Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips

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  • "Still photographs often differ from life more by their silence than by the immobility of their subjects. Landscape pictures tend to converge with life, however, on summer nights, when the sounds outside, after we call in children and close garage doors, are small--the whir of moths, the snap of a stick." —Robert Adams

    • Provenance

      Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

    • Literature

      Aperture, Robert Adams: Summer Nights, n.p.
      Yale University Press, Robert Adams: The Place We Live, Volume One, p. 201
      Greenough, American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams, pl. 92

    • Catalogue Essay

      Other prints of this image are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection


Longmont, Colorado

Gelatin silver print, printed 1990.
10 7/8 x 11 in. (27.6 x 27.9 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil on the verso.

Full Cataloguing

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $81,900

Contact Specialist

Caroline Deck
Senior Specialist
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Vanessa Hallett
Deputy Chairwoman, Americas and Worldwide Head of Photographs
+1 212 940 1243
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Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection

New York Auction 7 October 2021