The online catalog- Is it some kind of pdf? It's slick!
A friend once told me that Ansel worked for years, and did not get squat for his work until he hired a professional agent.
Just imagine if E.W. had done that. but then again, he worked alone most of the time. Ansel used assistants quite a bit.
Until they are sold, the photographs are worth exactly what I paid for them.
And, no, I won't part with them for what I paid for them. :D
Strange that the Moonrise is only $450k when a Rothko can go for $72mm...
I can't imagine making 200 prints! Amazing...
Most I'll make are 5 copies
If you could clear $450,000 per copy, I'll bet you would make as many as you could. :D
Then again, we are talking about a negative made in the early 1940's that was printed until the mid 1970's. Don't forget, Ansel employed a series of assistants that made most of his prints. And if you look at the list of Ansel's assistants, you will see some really, really good printers.
I do believe that the number of Moonrise prints sold is closer to 1,000 than 200.
There's another version of Moonrise in that catalogue with a darker sky valued at $30-40,000.