An Entrancing Image of 'Greatest Showman' P. T. Barnum & More Must-See Photographs

3 October | New York
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From Marina Abramović and Hiroshi Sugimoto to Herb Ritts and Edward Weston, Sotheby’s autumn photographs auctions offer images by legends of the medium, as well as cutting-edge artists. Our New York specialists, Emily Bierman and Aimee Pflieger, have selected their favorite works from the Contemporary Photographs and Photographs auctions, both on 3 October. Their highlights include photographs from Bob Seidemann’s Unspeakable Beauty series, a foray into the 1990s BDSM scene, – which appears at auction for the first time – and an ultra-rare daguerreotype of P. T. Barnum, whose life inspired the 2018 Golden Globe-nominated musical, The Greatest Showman. Click ahead to discover more about these remarkable auction highlights.

An Entrancing Image of 'Greatest Showman' P. T. Barnum & More Must-See Photographs

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