Ansel Adams (1902–1984)
Ansel Adams (1902–1984)

Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958

Ansel Adams (1902–1984)
Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958
gelatin silver mural print, flush–mounted on board, printed c. 1968
credited, titled and dated on affixed gallery label (frame backing board)
image/sheet/flush mount: 30 1/2 x 38 1/4 in. (77.5 x 97 cm.)
Acquired directly from the artist by Sidney Goldstein, 1960s;
by descent to the family of the above, 1986;
Weston Gallery, Carmel, California;
acquired from the above by the present owner, 2011.
John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 2001, pl. 105.
Andrea Stillman (ed.), Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 2007, cover and p. 375.
Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 2007, p. 61.
Andrea Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man, Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 2012, p. 198.

Lot Essay

There may be obscure people in obscure places that need but the touch of a rare beauty to awaken them to the highest things. And what is the function of great art but to do just that – to kindle something of a flame in the human material that is ready to burn?

– Ansel Adams to Alfred Stieglitz, 1933

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