Sebastião Salgado - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Salgado, Genesis, pp. 94-95

  • Catalogue Essay

    I can be an artist a posteriori not a priori. If my pictures tell the story, our story, a human story, then in a hundred years, then they can be considered an art reference, but now they are not made as art. I’m a journalist. My life is on the road and my studio is the planet. – Sebastião Salgado

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Chinstrap Penguins on an iceberg located between Zavodovski and Visokoi Islands. South Sandwich Islands

Gelatin silver print, printed 2010.
14 1/2 x 20 in. (36.8 x 50.8 cm)
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso; credit blindstamp in the margin.

$8,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $11,875

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New York Auction 14 October 2020