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

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Adams, An Autobiography, p. 262
    Adams, Born Free and Equal, pp. 106-107
    Alinder and Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images, 1916-1984, p. 275
    Alinder and Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, pl. 38
    Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, p. 245
    Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, pl. 85

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I never use the word aesthetic, in fact I’ve always been scared of it. The results can be aesthetic, but it’s an emotional concept. I am always trying to see the picture. You’re always trying to see the utmost. You get into the habit of that." – Ansel Adams, Time Magazine, 3 September 1979

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California

Gelatin silver print, printed 1973-1977.
15 x 19 in. (38.1 x 48.3 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.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $56,250

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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