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

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  • "Color adds a new layer of information to the subject—it does two things: one is that it adds transparency, and by transparency, I mean that you have the sense of looking through the photograph without constantly being reminded that it’s a photograph. But the other thing is that color can communicate the palette of age and the palette of culture, and that was something I was particularly interested in." —Stephen Shore

    For more from Shore's interview with Vanessa Hallett, see

    • Provenance

      303 Gallery, New York

    • Literature

      Shore, Uncommon Places, p. 169
      Phaidon, Stephen Shore, p. 111
      Scott, Yosemite: Art of an American Icon, p. 133

    • Catalogue Essay

      Other prints of this image are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Haverford College, Pennsylvania.

Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection


Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, August 13, 1979

Chromogenic print, printed 2000.
35 1/2 x 45 in. (90.2 x 114.3 cm)
Signed and numbered 3/8 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Full Cataloguing

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $37,800

Contact Specialist

Caroline Deck
Senior Specialist
+1 212 940 1247


Vanessa Hallett
Deputy Chairwoman, Americas and Worldwide Head of Photographs
+1 212 940 1243

Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection

New York Auction 7 October 2021