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    Sale 2120

    Photographs By Ansel Adams From A California Collection

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1014

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)

    Clouds, Yosemite Valley, 1945

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    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
    Clouds, Yosemite Valley, 1945
    gelatin silver mural print, printed 1970-1975
    title in ink and 'Carmel' credit stamp (on the reverse of the flush- mount); 'Ansel Adams' credit label affixed (on the frame backing)
    29½ x 23½in. (75 x 60cm.)


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    There is another, mural-sized print of this image in the collection - lot 1117.

    Pre-Lot Text

    'I know of no sculpture, painting, or music that exceeds the compelling spiritual command of the soaring shape of granite cliff and dome, of patina of light on rock and forest, and of the thunder and whispering of the falling, flowing waters. At first the colossal aspect may dominate; then we perceive and respond to the delicate and persuasive complex of nature.' (Ansel Adams, foreword to Portfolio Three)


    Literature

    Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light, New York Graphic Society, 1979, pl. 30