13th Witness Shops Sotheby’s Photographs Sale

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Whether he’s wading into the East River or dodging punches in the subway while attempting to document passersby, Timothy McGurr never shies away from a challenge in pursuit of the perfect photo. Better known professionally as 13th Witness, the born-and-raised New Yorker has amassed more than 700,000 followers on Instagram, where he posts intimate portraits, landscapes from his frequent global travels, stylised commercial work for Nike, Converse and other brands, and concert shots for some of today’s most illustrious musical artists: Kanye West, John Mayer and Beyoncé, to name a few. As the son of legendary artist Futura, 32-year-old McGurr has been surrounded by art and culture all of his life, but he remains remarkably humble. When we asked the self-taught photographer to select some of his favourite works from our upcoming Photographs sale, McGurr noted just how much there is to learn from the masters. “Isn’t it amazing how you look at photos that are over 100 years old, and they’re better than anything today?” Click ahead to view McGurr's Photographs picks.  –Stephanie Sporn

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5 April | New York

13th Witness Shops Sotheby’s Photographs Sale

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