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Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984)
LOT ID: 77722
The Black Sun, Tungsten Hills, Owens Valley, California (from Portfolio V), 1939

Silver Print, Gelatin silver print
13.7 х 18.5 in. (34.8 x 46.99 cm.)
Signed, and numbered 'V', '7' and 30/110 in pencil on the mount; titled, dated, numbered '7' in an unidentified hand in ink, credit 'Portfolio V' stamp and LIGHT Gallery label on the reverse of the mount.
Edition 30/110
Lot description
Image size is 13.7 x 18.5 inches (34.9 x 47 cm). Printed 1970. Matted and framed.

Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984) was a photographer best known for his picturesque photographs of Yosemite National Park. Adams began taking pictures at a young age in 1916. He made a living teaching piano lessons until 1930, and his position as a custodian in Yosemite National Park from 1920 until 1927 enabled Adams to photograph the striking landscape during expeditions. In 1927, he published his first portfolio of work, Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras, and in 1930 released his first illustrated book, Taos pueblo. Adams’ photographs were featured in a 1936 exhibition at Alfred Stieglitz’s gallery, An American Place, and in 1940, he contributed to the establishment of the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Photography and co-curated the inaugural exhibit. Among his other achievements, Adams formed the Department of Photography at the California School of Fine Arts (currently the San Francisco Art Institute), and was among the founders of the Friends of Photogaphy in 1966.
The Black Sun, Tungsten Hills, Owens Valley, California (from Portfolio V) by Ansel Adams
  • The Black Sun, Tungsten Hills, Owens Valley, California (from Portfolio V) by Ansel Adams
  • The Black Sun, Tungsten Hills, Owens Valley, California (from Portfolio V) by Ansel Adams
  • The Black Sun, Tungsten Hills, Owens Valley, California (from Portfolio V) by Ansel Adams
  • The Black Sun, Tungsten Hills, Owens Valley, California (from Portfolio V) by Ansel Adams
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