Robert Adams - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "You do try to get as much as you can right there on the spot when you make the exposure, but there are a lot of surprises in photography. If you’re not interested in surprises, you shouldn’t be a photographer. It’s one of the great enlivening blessings of the medium."
    —Robert Adams 

    • Provenance

      Lowinsky Gallery, New York

    • Exhibited

      The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. recently showcased the work of Robert Adams in American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams from 29 May - 2 October 2022.

    • Literature

      Adams, Summer Nights, cover, n.p.
      Adams, To Make it Home, Photographs of the American West, 1965-1986, p. 117
      Greenough, American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams, pl. 90
      Yale University Press, Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection Of Photographs, 1964-2009, Vol. I, p. 213


Berthoud, Colorado

Gelatin silver print, printed 1988.
5 x 5 in. (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
Signed, titled, dated in pencil and copyright credit stamp on the verso.

Full Cataloguing

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $44,100

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 12 October 2022