43 Press Releases

Tag: Ansel Adams

  • Auction Industry

    Around the Auction World: February 2022

    Images from around the auction world this February. Image credit from left to right: Sotheby’s, Stair, and Christie’s. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). February is the month of love and, for those in the Northern Hemisphere, the last official month of winter. The auction world responded appropriately. Notable sales…

  • Auction Preview

    Rare Ansel Adams Photographs Arrive in Upcoming Sotheby’s Auction

    Ansel Adams had a vision of preserving America’s wild and scenic areas. He achieved this as a photographer and an environmentalist. In 1930, Adams met American photographer Paul Strand. After viewing Strand’s work, Adams adopted simplicity in his images. In 1932, after Adams founded the Group f.64 association of West…

    Ansel Adams Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point, Winter, Yosemite National Park
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    Robert Mapplethorpe’s Self-Portrait and Peter Beard’s Photograph of Francis Bacon Come to Auction

    American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe documented the queer subculture in New York in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. Mapplethorpe was also celebrated for his subversive nudes, floral still lifes, and monochrome portraits and self-portraits. His classic hand-colored photostat self-portrait from 1972 is a key highlight of an upcoming Christie’s auction.…

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) Self-Portrait, 1972
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    Brian Duffy Photograph of David Bowie, Roy Schatt’s James Dean Picture, and More at Bonhams

    Bonhams will offer photographs by famed photographers Brian Duffy, Roy Schatt, Ansel Adams, and others in an upcoming auction. Brian Duffy became a highly respected and well-known photographer in the UK during the 1960s. He was best known for documenting the high-fashion and celebrity chic culture of London’s “Swinging 60s”…

  • Auction Industry

    Sotheby’s Photographs Celebrates 50 Years by Auctioning 50 Masterworks

    Harry Callahan, Barbara and Eleanor, Chicago, 1953. Image from Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s Photographs department will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a major timed sale that crosses the Atlantic Ocean. The auction house will present 50 photographic masterworks, with lots 1 - 25 available in New York and lots 26 - 50…

    Sothebys Photographs Celebrates 50 Years by Auctioning 50 Masterworks5
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    Christie’s Sale of Ansel Adams Originals To Benefit Center for Creative Photography

    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…

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)
  • Auction Preview

    Sotheby’s Offers Prints by Leading Photographers, from Edward Weston to Vik Muniz

    Edward Weston’s Dunes, Oceano will lead Sotheby’s spring Photographs sale. An American photographer and founding member of Group f.64, Weston explored sharply-focused landscapes through his lens. The available print shows swelling sand dunes with pronounced shadows. Ansel Adams, another member of Group f.64, is also featured in this event. Clearing…

    Edward Weston Dunes, Oceano
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    Photographs, Manuscripts, and Rare Editions on Offer at Freeman’s

    A French explorer, cartographer, and the “Father of New France,” Samuel de Champlain published his second book in 1613 detailing his expeditions in the New World. Titled Les Voyages du Sieur de Champlain, he gives an account of his travels along the Atlantic coast and into Canada. De Champlain also…

    [Americana] [Champlain, Samuel de], Les voyages du sieur de Champlain...
  • Auction Result

    Sotheby's sets new record for Ansel Adams in $6.4 million Photographs sale in NY

    Ansel Adams, The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Estimate $400/600,000. Sold for $988,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Masterworks, the most comprehensive and important collection of Ansel Adams photographs to come to market, concluded…

    Sothebys sets new record for Ansel Adams in $6.4 million Photographs sale in NY
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    Ansel Adams Prints, Including “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico,” Are Coming to Auction

    Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park is among the highlights from this collection of Ansel Adams prints, presented by Sotheby's. The photo was taken from Adams' favorite vantage point in Yosemite National Park. It captures the changing skies of a storm as first rain and then snow passes. "Sometimes I…

    Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams
  • Auction Industry

    Masters on the Market: Ansel Adams’ “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico”

    Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams. Photo by Sotheby’s. Ansel Adams knew he couldn't control fate, but he tried anyway. He used his knowledge of landscapes and how they look in each season to try for a lucky shot more often than other photographers. "He would often PLAN to…

  • 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…

  • Auction Preview


    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…

  • 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
  • Auction Preview

    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,…

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