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    Ansel Adams' "Clearing Winter Storm" Sold $722.000.00

    Ansel would have never imagined this.


    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Record...54537.html?x=0

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    The catalogue with final sale prices is here:

    http://www.sothebys.com/app/ecatalog...iew=4&by=DESC/
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    I am not sure he would of approved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggysk8 View Post
    I am not sure he would of approved
    Of course he would, he milked his print sales in his last years, with good advice & marketing and made some well deserved money from them.

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    I remember back in college during the 80's when "Moonrise Over Hernandez" was sold at Christies for for 20K. Adams said it wasn't worth that much money. I hope today's news shows that somehow, photography has greater value as art now.

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    These particular prints appear to have all been mural-sized, which makes them much more rare, and also people seem to love anything huge in size these days (see insane ridiculous prices for Gursky prints). So I think that all helps explain these wild prices. Afterimage gallery has a 16"x20" Moonrise printed in the 70s for $48,000. The older vintage prints are obviously worth more and are more rare.

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    I think the sale would have put a big smile on his face! I remember an old interview i read when Ansel talked about how he now gets $100 a print!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    These particular prints appear to have all been mural-sized, which makes them much more rare, and also people seem to love anything huge in size these days (see insane ridiculous prices for Gursky prints). So I think that all helps explain these wild prices. Afterimage gallery has a 16"x20" Moonrise printed in the 70s for $48,000. The older vintage prints are obviously worth more and are more rare.
    I could be wrong but i thought the prints from Ansel in the 70's were done under his supervision but not by his hands. I read that somewhere but don't know if its 100% true.

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    Adams had a very large horizontal enlarger, and he made his own light source. So it's possible he printed them himself.

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    What a shame the collection wasn't kept together.
    A very real piece of photographic history scattered to the four winds.

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