Christie’s Sale of Ansel Adams Originals To Benefit Center for Creative PhotographyMar 25, 2021 10:00 EDT - Apr 08, 2021 14:00 EDT
The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is an academic art museum and study center for the history of photography. The Center was co-founded by University President John Schaefer and photographer Ansel Adams. The CCP was founded to “[expand] the history of photography to deepen an understanding of how the medium impacts society.” To that end, proceeds from the Ansel Adams and the American West auction at Christie’s will establish an acquisition fund for the Center. All items in the sale are original Ansel Adams prints, some of them coming from the Center for Creative Photography itself. Others were sourced from private collections.
Many of the available Ansel Adams prints are well-known, including works such as Moon and Half Dome, The Tetons and the Snake River, and Sand Dunes, Sunrise. Notable lots include desirable details such as those on Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada. This piece was signed in ink and stamped with the photographer’s San Francisco credit and negative number. It includes a label from the Museum of Modern Art Lending Service. View the full catalog and register to bid at Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (47)
# of Lots:47
Price Range:$5,000 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944|| Estimate: |
|Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1960|| Estimate: |
|The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942|| Estimate: |
|Sand Dunes, Sunrise, Death Valley National Monument, California, c. 1948|| Estimate: |
|Madrone Bark, Santa Cruz Mountains, 1932|| Estimate: |