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On the Road: Photographs by Robert Frank from the Collection of Arthur Penn

Sotheby’s New York, New York

Auction: Wed 22 Feb 2023

Exhibition: Sat 18 Feb 2023 - Tue 21 Feb 2023

22 February 2023 | New York | full auction details

This February, Sotheby’s is pleased to present On the Road: Photographs by Robert Frank from the Collection of Arthur Penn. As the world’s most expansive private collection of Robert Frank photographs, the Arthur Penn Collection encompasses several decades of the photographer’s storied career. The Penn Collection demonstrates Robert Frank’s expertise in quietly observing and incisively documenting people and cultures from all walks of life. This live auction comprises more than 100 photographs, including icons of 20th century photography such as ParadeHobokenNew JerseyDaytonaFlorida, and St. Petersburg. Notable images from Coney Island, works from the London Businessmen and Welsh Miner series, striking images from his filmic From the Bus series of the late 1950s, and intimate family portraits are also on offer.


Highlights from the auction will be on view by appointment at Sotheby’s San Francisco from January 23 to 24 and Sotheby’s Los Angeles from January 26 to 27.


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