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Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984) Field of Grasses, Laguna Niguel

Auction:
2930B
Lot:
153
Sold for:
$2,952$2,400

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2930B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)

Field of Grasses, Laguna Niguel, early 1960s. Unsigned, inscribed "...Laguna Niguel" in ink on the verso u.l. Gelatin silver print on double-weight paper, image size 21 x 30 1/2 in. (53.4 x 77.5 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Scattered handling cracks and creases, two vertical tears in bottom edge (2 1/4 inches and 6 3/4 inches, respectively, into the image), vertical tear one inch into the image at u.c., staining and discoloration along right edge in the margin, graphite cropping lines at various points along image edges, several of which have broken through the emulsion.

Provenance: From the collection of a former Polaroid Corporation employee (1966-1989).
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Sheet measures 25 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (64.8 x 105.5 cm). There is discolored cellophane packing tape (about 5 inches long) affixed to the verso in the area of the vertical tear at u.c.; there is some adhesive residue coming through to the recto.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Polaroid Corporation, Ansel Adams, Condensed matter physics, Emulsion, Gelatin silver process, Graphite, Laguna Niguel, California, Matter, San Joaquin Hills

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