Magnum Photos’ Square Print Sale celebrates happy accidents

Magnum Photos’ Square Print Sale celebrates happy accidents

Available for one week only, Magnum Photos’ $100 Square Print Sale returns with a focus on unexpected moments that led to iconic images

Launching on 22 March, Magnum Photos’ Square Print Sale is a celebration of life’s unpredictability, and a rare chance to own museum-quality 6x6in prints from renowned photographers, each one signed or estate-stamped.

Over the course of the agency’s seven decades in operation, Magnum Photos’ cohort of photographic talent has captured it all: from Stuart Franklin’s 1989 image of an unarmed man standing in front of a tank in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, to Antoine d’Agata’s thermal image of Parisians during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Unexpected everyday moments are equally as memorable. Think Eve Arnold’s 1955 portrait of an unusually pensive Marilyn Monroe as she reads James Joyce’s Ulysses, and Olivia Arthur’s surreal depiction of a sub-zero indoor ski slope in the desert of Dubai in 2013.

As the Square Print Sale lasts only one week, and each image is priced at $100, we suggest prospective collectors move fast. §

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