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Prints by Ansel Adams were Top Lots at Swann Galleries’ Auction

Ansel Adams - "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico". Silver print, 13 x 17 6/16 inches. Estimate $350,000-450,000 / Photo: Swann Auction Galleries.

NEW YORK, NY.- Two versions of Ansel Adams’s
iconic image of “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico”, 1941, sold to collectors at
Swann Galleries’ auction of Photographic Literature & Fine Photographs on
December 8.
A very rare vintage print created in 1948 that was signed
and inscribed by Adams to Valentino Sarra, a photographer and W.P.A. poster
designer and friend of Adams, sold for $360,000. It was one of only
approximately 10 vintage prints Adams rendered with a delicate tonal quality.