The Hypnotizing Perspective of Sam Szafran’s Pastels


Sam Szafran is one of the greatest creative geniuses of the past century. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover how this exceptional drawer and colourist depicted ordinary elements from his environment and transformed them into extraordinarily hypnotizing and vertiginous perspectives, in the vein of Piranesi. From the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and Family Collections, ‘L’Imprimerie Bellini’ is considered Szafran’s absolute masterpiece. The first of this series to ever be auctioned, it is a highlight of our upcoming Art Contemporain Evening Sale (4 December | Paris). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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