Archive for July 2010
21 Jul, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes
ANSEL ADAMS: BIG MONEY
-- An auction of famous photographs using Polaroid film.
The auction record for an Adams work was set in 2006, when a gelatin silver print of his "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" (1941) sold at Sotheby's for $609,600.
A mural-sized gelatin silver print of the 1941 "Moonrise," likely printed in the 1950s or 1960s, is expected to highlight this week's sales with an estimated price of 300,000 to $500,000.
Mr. Adams's breathtaking images of national parks and areas of the American West made him the most widely recognized landscape photographer of the 20th century. But few are aware of his unique connection with the Polaroid brand.
SOURCE: LAUREN FEDOR ; Wall Street Journal ; http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704050804575318850950128226.html?KEYWORDS=instant+nostalgia+for+about+art+polaroid+lauren+fedor
June 22nd 2010: AND THE WINNER IS:
Adams' "Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park," sold for $722,500 . It shattered the previous auction record of $609,600 for his "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico," from 1941, set in 2006.