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

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Adams, Ansel Adams: The Making of 40 Photographs, p. 40
    Alinder and Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, pl. 32
    Haas, Senf, Ansel Adams, pl. 37 and p. 146, for stamp
    Little, Brown and Company, Ansel Adams: The Grand Canyon and the Southwest, frontispiece
    Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, p. 175
    Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, pl. 96

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Ansel’s legacy will of course be his incomparable photographs – both as demonstration of his brilliant technique, which has so fundamentally altered our conception of photographic picture making in the twentieth century, and also because of their style and content. They tell us not only of his concern for our land but of his concern for everything about us. They are timeless and expressive with the haunting quality of the deeply felt." – Peter Bunnell, former David H. McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art at Princeton University and former Chair of The Friends of Photography

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

Gelatin silver print, printed 1979.
15 1/8 x 19 1/8 in. (38.4 x 48.6 cm)
Signed in pencil on the mount; Carmel credit stamp with title and date in an unidentified hand in ink on the reverse of the mount.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $57,500

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New York Auction 14 October 2020