Ansel Adams - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Alinder and Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, cover and pl. 74

  • Catalogue Essay

    "In the face of all the present turmoil and unrest and unhappiness. . . what can a photographer, a writer, a curator do?. . . To make people aware of the eternal things, to show the relationship of man to nature, to make clear the importance of our heritage, is a task that no one should consider insignificant. These are days when eloquent statements are needed." -- Beaumont Newhall to Ansel Adams, 3 May 1954

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, Ca.

circa 1960
Gelatin silver print, printed 1973-1977.
19 5/8 x 15 1/8 in. (49.8 x 38.4 cm)
Signed in pencil on the mount; Carmel credit stamp (BMFA 11) with title and date in an unidentified hand in ink on the reverse of the mount.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $25,000

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New York Auction 14 October 2020