Magnum photos launches square print sale
A series of $100USD museum-quality prints by some of the world’s leading photographic artists have been made available for purchase as part of Magnum photos' latest square print sale - but you'll need to be quick.
‘Crossings’, the November 2018 square print sale brings together a selection of over 100 images by international artists, to explore perspectives on transition and transformation in photography.
Magnum Photos was founded in Paris in 1947 as an artists’ co-operative by four pioneering photographers, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, David “Chim” Seymour, and George Rodger. The legendary photoagency continues to shape photographic practice today.
Magnum invited a roster of artists published by Aperture to participate in the project alongside Magnum’s own photographers, to visually explore a common theme through both classic and contemporary artistic practices.
The project will create an unprecedented visual dialogue, spanning depictions of physical crossings from one side to another—a road, a river, a border, an ocean—and the personal crossings that manifest in growth, revolt, mutation and self-realisation, the voyages of the mind that have the power to spark change and transformation.
Shared themes emerge across the images, from an examination of contemporary shifts in our understanding of selfhood and identity, to more macroscopic topics such as migration. In this way,‘Crossings’ asks both literal and metaphorical questions about the human ability to move, transform and build connections.
The resulting selection of works is at the crossroads of documentary and conceptual practices.
For five days only, these images will be available as signed, or estate-stamped, 6x6” prints. For the first time this year, the prints will be also exhibited at the Aperture Gallery in New York, in a special exhibition hosted by Airbnb Magazine for the duration of the sale, in a show open to the public from October 27th.
‘Crossings’ Magnum’s Square Print Sale in Partnership with Aperture runs from 9AM EST Monday 29 October until midnight EST Friday 2 November 2018. Signed and estate stamped, museum quality, 6x6” prints from over 100 artists will exceptionally be available for $100, for 5 days only, from shop.magnumphotos.com.
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