32 Press Releases

Tag: Ansel Adams

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Important Peter Beard Collection Could Bring $300,000+ at Heritage Photographs Auction

    Event also features Andy Warhol’s Polaroid camera Peter Beard (American, 1938-2020). 756 Elephants.  DALLAS, Texas (September 16, 2020) – An important collection from Peter Beard and a selection from Leonard Freed’s Black in White America photo essay, as well as powerful images from renowned photographers ranging from Ansel Adams to Ruth…

    Important Peter Beard Collection Could Bring $300,000+ at Heritage Photographs Auction
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    Fine Prints & Photographs

    One of the most famous photographers of America, Ansel Adams, once said, “You don't take a photograph, you make it.” Adams believed the technique of capturing a photograph is in itself a fine art. This belief would later help throw light on the significance of conserving wilderness areas such as…

    Vija Celmins (Latvian-American, b. 1938) Untitled (Ocean)
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    West Coast Photography

    In the West Coast Photography Movement, participating artists embraced the reality of the subject without manipulating or altering their photographs in any way. Robert K. Byers, a black-and-white photographer, was among the creators who embraced this style. Included in this Seagrave Gallery auction is a portfolio of West Coast Photography…

    ANSEL ADAMS - The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton NP, WY, 1942
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    Fine Art, Furniture & Decorative Art, Jewelry & Timepieces, Asian Art

    The upcoming Clars auction features a watercolor piece titled Victory: The Spanish War (1947). With over a million lives lost and the eventual victory of a fascist ruler, the Spanish Civil War was one of the most devastating conflicts in Spanish history. This watercolor and Indian ink painting by Surrealist…

    A FRAMED PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF HENRIETTE D'ANGLETERRE
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    Photographs

    Photographer Richard Prince captured many topics during his career, including racism, sexism, and psychosis. His interest in advertising developed after he moved to New York in 1977, working for Life magazine. His famous Cowboys series from the 1980s was taken from Marlboro ad campaigns. One of Prince’s photographs from the…

    DIANE ARBUS
  • Auction Result

    A Full Month of Fine Art Sales at Swann Shows Strength

    Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, silver print, 1985, printed 1997. Sold June 11, 2020, in Fine Photographs for $27,500. New York—Swann Galleries offered four sales of Fine Art this June, each one proving audiences are undeterred by the remote bidding format due to social distancing guidelines. Feral Benga, cast bronze,…

    A Full Month of Fine Art Sales at Swann Shows Strength
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    Fine Photographs

    Robert Mapplethorpe was known for his black and white photographs of celebrities and both male and female nudes. His often controversial images sparked many discussions and debates about the right to freedom of expression. The upcoming auction, presented by Swann Auction Galleries, highlights the work of Mapplethorpe featuring the first…

    (DIEGO RIVERA) (1886-1957)
  • Artists

    Artist to Know: Imogen Cunningham

    Three Flower and Portrait Prints Available in Swann Auction Galleries Sale Imogen Cunningham, Self Portrait with Korona View, 1933. Image from the Imogen Cunningham Trust. Imogen Cunningham, a photographer who rose to prominence in the early 20th century, was faced with the challenge of establishing herself in a traditionally male-dominated…

    Self Portrait with Korona View, 1933
  • Auction Industry

    Twentieth-Century Masterworks Shine in Fine Photographs at Swann

    Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon, oversize silver print, one of an edition of one, 1980. Estimate $30,000 to $40,000. New York—On Thursday, June 11, Swann Galleries will hold a sale of Fine Photographs that  features twentieth-century masterworks, landscapes, feminist and Latin American photographers, as well as pop photographica. Leading the sale is Robert Mapplethorpe’s oversize study Lisa Lyon, silver print,…

    Twentieth-Century Masterworks Shine in Fine Photographs at Swann-2
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    Ansel Adams and the American West Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography

    34 photographs by Ansel Adams will be presented by Christie’s in the upcoming timed auction, sold in association with the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Leading the lots is a 1944 photograph titled Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California. This photo was taken…

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)
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    Photographs

    Diane Arbus is known for her black and white photographs capturing various marginalized groups. Her interest in photography developed after she received her first camera from her husband, Allan Arbus. Together with her husband, Arbus contributed to many popular magazines, including Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, and Seventeen. The upcoming auction,…

    BRASSAÏ (1899–1984)
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    Photographs Monthly Online Auction

    Known for his dedication to the documentation of social inequality, Bruce Davidson has been a member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency since 1958. Since the 1980s, Davidson began to shift from black and white to color photography. Subway, his first color photography series, captured the gritty vitality of the…

    Photographs Monthly Online Auction #14155
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    Photographs

    László Moholy-Nagy is known for his innovations in photography. Moholy-Nagy developed residual images by placing various objects on photo-sensitive paper and exposing them to light. The Hungarian artist's works, associated with painting, printmaking, and design, capture his experiments with time, space, and light. The upcoming spring Photographs auction, offered by…

    Photographs
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    Photographs Monthly Online Auction

    A world-renowned landscape photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams is best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West. Adams was given a camera at the age of 12 while visiting Yosemite National Park for the first time. The park would go on to play a significant role in his…

    Photographs Month-long Online Auction
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    Cancelled Auction. Photographs

    This auction has been canceled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, we at Auction Daily believe this preview is still a helpful resource for collectors and dealers. Check our Auction News page for the latest on other canceled or postponed events.  Ansel Adams’ experiments with large photographic prints,…

    HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
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    Photographs Monthly Online Auction

    The Photographs Monthly Online Auction, offered by Heritage Auctions, features photographs from Ansel Adams, among other noteworthy photographers. Work by Adams reproduced less frequently are available here, including Dogwood, Yosemite and Oaktree, Yosemite. Both his work and his advocacy promoted the idea of “pure” photography, favoring the use of the…

    Photographs Monthly Online Auction
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    Photographs (Fotografia) Milan

    Luigi Ghirri was particularly interested in exploring landscapes and architecture through the lens of Conceptual Art. When exploring the ideas of his surroundings, Ghirri used early color photography and filters to evoke nostalgia.  A set of 33 Ghirri photographs will be offered in the upcoming Fotographia auction, offered by Milan-based…

    Cindy Sherman (1954)
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    Photographs Monthly Online

    The upcoming Photographs auction from Heritage Auctions contains several prints by well-known artists. Most of the photographs are monochrome prints, including two lots each stamped “special edition” on the verso by Ansel Adams. A photographer and environmentalist, Adams was best known for his images of the American West. The two…

    Richard E. Aaron (American, 1949-2016)
  • Art Fairs, Art Industry

    The Winter Show 2020

    January 24 – February 2, 2020 at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City. WHAT: The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts from ancient times to the present day. The Winter…

    Vase with radiating pattern
  • Artists

    The Artist Who Kept His Dreamy, Colorful Street Photography Secret for Decades

    Saul Leiter, Red Umbrella, 1951, from “Early Color.” Courtesy of Steidl. As New York’s famous mid-century photographers set out to capture the city in shades of black and gray, Saul Leiter  rendered its unassuming details in expressive color. Using temperamental expired film, Leiter saw the streets in sharp punches of red and vast…

    Saul Leiter, Red Umbrella, 1951, from “Early Color.” Courtesy of Steidl.