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

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, p. 123, there dated 1937
    Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, pl. 89 there dated 1942 or later
    Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, Portfolio Three, pl. 9

  • Catalogue Essay

    "[Adams’s] pictures looked unlike other pictures. . . If you wanted to try to define the content of it, I think you'd have to say it has to do with his appreciation of the landscape as something that's not permanent but evanescent – always, always in the process of becoming something else." – John Szarkowski

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California

Gelatin silver print, printed 1973-1977.
15 3/8 x 19 1/4 in. (39.1 x 48.9 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.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas



New York Auction 14 October 2020