Constantin Brâncusi’s Vu d’atelier, circa 1928, fetched US$125,000 at Swann Auction Galleries’ The Photographs & Photobooks auction in October. The silver print depicts four of the Romanian artist’s iconic sculptures, including Socrates, which is now in the Museum of Modern Art. A suite of 25 silver prints (1964-2001) showcasing photographer Malick Sidibé’s signature black-and-white depictions of popular culture in the 1960s, particularly in Bamako, sold for US$55,000. Not too far behind at US$47,500 was The Walk To Paradise Garden (1948) by photojournalist W. Eugene Smith.
Silver prints by Malick Sidibé