Ansel Adams - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    A gift from Carl Siembab to the present owner, 1969

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1956, Carl Siembab opened his gallery on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Only a few years later, he dedicated his curatorial efforts to solely photography. At a time when the medium was still considered to be fledging in the fine-art market, Siembab created an intimate space in which to encounter works by American icons, such as Minor White, Edward Weston, and as evidenced by this lot, Ansel Adams. An eager champion of image-making until his passing in 2007, Siembab is remembered as an integral mentor in the post-World War II photography community. Wood and Weathered Whitewash, Near Point Arena, California, 1928 was gifted to the present owner by Siembab and the back of the mount features a warm inscription from the beloved gallerist.


Wood and Weathered Whitewash, Near Point Arena, California

Gelatin silver print, printed no later than 1963.
12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (32.7 x 25.1 cm)
Signed in ink on the mount; Carmel credit stamp (BMFA stamp 5) with title in an unidentified hand in ink and a Carl Siembab Gallery label, with typed inscription and Siembab's signature in ink, on the reverse of the mount.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $6,930

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

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New York Auction 12 October 2022