A record for Malick Sidibé in Swann Photo Sale

Photographs: Art & Visual Culture on February 21 at Swann Galleries, a curated sale celebrating photographs as physical objects, saw success across the board with contemporary, twentieth-century and vernacular photography taking the spotlight. Malick Sidibé led the sale with a grouping of 38 silver prints presented in custom frames by the artist, 1964-2001. The images highlighted the breadth West African Culture and sold for $87,500, a new record for the artist, breaking the previous top price for the Sidibé ($55,000, Swann October 2018). Additional fine art photography of note included Roy DeCarava’s Dancers (Harlem), 1955, printed 1982, a masterpiece of light and shadow that earned $52,500, a record for a single image by the artist; a suite of 18 silver prints from Flor Garduño’s Witness of Time series with a record $23,750; Leg–Paul H., 1979, by Peter Hujar brought $22,500; and Fan

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