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

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Alinder and Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, pl. 72

  • Catalogue Essay

    "It is on these river-side 'flats,' often found at the confluence of two streams and built up gradually by the floods of the ages, that the Redwood forest achieves a quintessence of majesty, an aura of holiness. There is something Olympian about the trees’ massed ranks – if ever there were gods of trees, here they stand . . .” – Francois Leydet, The Last Redwoods

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Redwoods, Bull Creek Flat, Northern California

circa 1960
Gelatin silver print, printed 1973-1977.
15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (39.4 x 49.5 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 $11,250

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Sarah Krueger
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New York Auction 14 October 2020