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

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Alinder and Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, pl. 53
    Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, pl. 69

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The unique quality in photography is a combination of rigidity, based on the pure physical, scientific facts of life and the possibility of controlling that rigidity. You don’t take a photograph, you make it. Expression is the strongest way of seeing.” – Ansel Adams, Time Magazine, 3 September 1979

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Trailside, near Juneau, Alaska

Gelatin silver print, printed 1973-1977.
19 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. (48.9 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.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $7,500

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New York Auction 14 October 2020