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

Antoine d’Agata/Magnum Photos
Virus series. Paris lockdown. France. March 17, 2020.
(Image credit: Antoine d’Agata , Magnum Photos)

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.

Floating snails Switzerland

Floating snails. Zurich, Switzerland. 1936.

(Image credit: Werner Bischof , Magnum Photos)

Orphan rhea (ñandu) Province of Buenos Aires

Orphan rhea (ñandu). Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2017.

(Image credit: Alessandra Sanguinetti, Magnum Photos)

Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses by James Joyce

Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses by James Joyce. Long Island, New York, USA. 1955.

(Image credit: Eve Arnold , Magnum Photos)

The tank man. Tiananmen Square

The tank man. Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. June 4, 1989. 

(Image credit: Stuart Franklin, Magnum Photos)

Sète, France. 2011

Sète, France. 2011

(Image credit: Christopher Anderson, Magnum Photos)

Leaping horse, on the set of the Misfits

Leaping horse, on the set of the Misfits. Nevada, USA. 1960.

(Image credit: Ernst Haas , Magnum Photos)

Magnum Photos’ Square Print Sale runs 22 - 28 March 2021

As Photography Editor at Wallpaper*, Sophie Gladstone commissions across fashion, interiors, architecture, travel, art, entertaining, beauty & grooming, watches & jewellery, transport and technology. Gladstone also writes about and researches contemporary photography. Alongside her creative commissioning process, she continues her art practice as a photographer, for which she was recently nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award. And in recognition of her work to date, listed by the British Journal of Photography as ‘One to Watch’.