Magnum Square Print Sale – You Can Afford the Masters!

LAST DAY FOR THIS SALE!!! 6/9/17
For 5 days, some of the finest images from the masters at Magnum Photo, are on sale for only $100!
All prints are 6″ x 6”, signed, or estate stamped, and museum quality.


Girl in a Chinese coat. Xigazê, Tibet. 2001 © Steve McCurry / Magnum Photos

“I photographed this girl in her new Chinese-style coat in Xigazê, Tibet’s second largest city. She wore it with pride.
I like to get in close when I make portraits so that distracting elements don’t interfere with the person’s expression. It was easy to establish a rapport with this girl and her family.
I think of taking portraits as making a family album of our time. This picture is one page of that album.” — Steve McCurry

Now, understand that Square part of the announcement: Properly sized for that format without cropping.
Living in a a NYC, this is perfect. The print I purchased was from Jacob Aul Sobel, and I see it every day. The size made it easy to hang in a great eye level place. Whether you want to set off a certain place on your wall, or perhaps a tile hanging of a collection of classics is your style, this is the time to buy.

What kind of images? Glad you asked!

Other than the Steve McCurry classic above, check out these:


Pablo Picasso with his nephew Javier Vilato and Françoise Gilot on the beach. Golfe-Juan, France. August, 1948 © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography / Magnum Photos

“In these images of Picasso and his family, Robert Capa stresses the everyday human side of the man. These are warm friendly images with sharp flashes of the typical Capa gaiety. In this group of pictures, the hopeful aspirations of millions of family snapshot albums is realized by a master journalist photographer.”

— Edward Steichen (Director of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1947-1962) in the press release for “Photographs of Picasso by Gjon Mili and by Robert Capa” (January 24-March 19, 1950)

Marilyn Monroe may need to grace your wall-
Marilyn Monroe. Los Angeles, USA. 1960 © Eve Arnold /Magnum Photos

“I remember we laughed a lot, particularly at the end, when I found that although I had a white paper cone built around us for greater privacy and concentration, the crew had cut eyeholes in the paper and had been watching us all afternoon, supporting her with approving eyes. She had, of course, seen them, and was performing for them, making love to my camera–or really making love to herself–but playing to her public. Being photographed was being caressed and appreciated in a very safe way. She had loved the day and kept repeating that these were the best circumstances under which she had ever worked.” — Eve Arnold (Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation, Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1987crew had cut eyeholes in the paper and had been watching us all afternoon, supporting her with approving eyes. She had, of course, seen them, and was performing for them, making love to my camera–or really making love to herself–but playing to her public. Being photographed was being caressed and appreciated in a very safe way. She had loved the day and kept repeating that these were the best circumstances under which she had ever worked.” — Eve Arnold (Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation, Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1987)

Has the re-release of Sgt. Peppers put you into a Beatles mood?
Definitely this one should be in your home:


The Beatles during filming of “A Hard Day’s Night.” London, England. 1964 © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

“‘Getting closer’ can have at least two definitions:

In the case of The Beatles, the most important issue was less distance and more, how do you get into their circle?
For me, it came about by a series of fortuitous meetings. I had a friend, John Antrobus, who worked with Spike Milligan, who worked with Peter Sellers. All were involved with The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959), a sketch comedy directed by Dick Lester. The Beatles loved the film on TV, so they asked Dick to direct their film A Hard Day’s Night. He included me as a part of the package and I spent several weeks on set documenting their work.
The four had a naturalness that perhaps came about because they had never done a movie before. They never stopped joking and ‘messing about.’ I think this atmosphere helped make the film the success it was.

This picture was taken on the first day of shooting. Here, closeness does in fact mean, at what distance can you get all four into the picture?”

— David Hurn

One of my favorite photographers, Jacob Aue Sobol, already is hanging in my home. This new one being offered is tempting –

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (“Arrivals and Departures,” 2012) © Jacob Aue Sobol /Magnum Photos

“When people ask me how I get so close, the answer is simply because I am that close. I do not know anything else, and I cannot imagine anything else. When I show interest in a stranger and they feel it, they let me in. They allow me into their lives because I show them that they are important–that there is a reason why they exist. I approach people because something about them is beautiful and I want to share a moment with them.
When you actually take part in life in front of you, people feel it, mutual trust grows, you are invited in, and you are able to create an intimate portrait such as this one.”

— Jacob Aue Sobol

This one alway makes me smile –

Dune of Pilat, Arcachon Bay, France. 1987 © Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

Dune of Pilat, Arcachon Bay, France. 1987. “I was on a Jeanne Labrune film (La part de l’autre, 1987), with Maïté Nahyr, one of the actresses in Fellini’s film City of Women (1980). I asked her, between two scenes of shooting, to come to the great Dune of Pilat with me. I was photographing Maïté from afar, up against the wind, in the middle of vast emptiness. This man and his dog appeared, confidently, passing very close by. She, them, and me. Close, afar. Different distances that worked perfectly for me.”

— Jean Gaumy

Never forget the stand off in Tien An Men Sq.,

“Tank Man” stopping a column of T59 tanks. Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. June 4, 1989 © Stuart Franklin / Magnum Photos

“‘If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough,’ Magnum co-founder Robert Capa famously said. If that’s the case, this picture of a man defying a tank is definitely not good enough. I had desperately wanted to get closer. I hate working with long telephoto lenses. But security had locked down the Beijing Hotel after a crackdown in Tiananmen Square the night before. As dawn broke on June 4th, and helicopters resupplied the troops who had replaced protesters in Tiananmen Square, tanks were preparing to move up the road. Soldiers fired at civilians blocking their path. Eventually they encountered, around noon, a lone protester carrying two plastic shopping bags. He brought the tanks to a halt and, with his singular act of defiance, wrote himself into history.”

— Stuart Franklin

There are so many more to chose from, I know you will find something that is perfect for you, or as the perfect gift. (many art stores sell frames just the right size as well!)
So remember that this is a 5 day only sale. Starting 6/5 at 8:00 AM EST and ending 6/9 6:00 PM EST.

Here is my last purchase:

©Jacob Aue Sobol / Magnum Photos

Magnum’s ‘Closer’ square print sale runs from Monday 5 June 2017 at 8AM EST until Friday, 9 June 2017 at 6PM EST. Signed and estate stamped, museum quality, 6×6” prints from over 70 artists will exceptionally be available for $100, for 5 days only, from shop.magnumphotos.com.

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