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

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, Portfolio Four, pl. 15

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Photography is a way of telling what you feel about what you see. And what you intuitively choose to see is equal in importance to the presentation of how you feel -- which is also intuitive. . . if you trust your intuition as the vital communicative spark between the reality of the world and the reality of yourself, what you tell in the super-reality of your art will have greater impact and verity." – Ansel Adams

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Sierra Nevada, Winter Evening, from the Owens Valley, California

Gelatin silver print from Portfolio Four, printed 1963.
11 5/8 x 9 in. (29.5 x 22.9 cm)
Signed in ink on the mount; numbered '103' in an unidentified hand in ink on a 'Portfolio Four' label affixed to the reverse of the mount. Number 103 from an edition of 260.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $5,000

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New York Auction 14 October 2020