ICEBERG BETWEEN PAULET AND SHETLAND ISLANDS, SEBASTIAO SALGADO

LOT 3   SALE 104


Lot Description

SEBASTIAO SALGADO(1944-),
ICEBERG BETWEEN PAULET AND SHETLAND ISLANDS

2005, gelatin silver print, 37 x 51 cm,
photographer’s signature, title and date on reverse,
photographer’s blind stamp and copyright note on lower left margin.

Estimate

EUR 5.000-5.500

Provenance


Private collection, Bruxelles. Acquired directly from the artist.

Literature and Illustration

SebastiĆ£o Salgado about his Genesis Project:
I conceive this project as a potential path towards humanity's rediscovery of itself in nature. I have named it Genesis because, as far as possible, I want to return to the beginnings of our planet: to the air, water and fire that gave birth to life; to the animal species that have resisted domestication and are still wild to the remote tribes whose primitive way of life is largely untouched; and to surviving examples of the earliest forms of human settlement and organization. This voyage represents a form of planetary anthropology. Yet it is also designed to propose that this uncontaminated world must be preserved and, where possible, be expanded so that development is not automatically commensurate with destruction. Source: guardian.co.uk.