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Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984) Detail of Coastline

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3635T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 11, 2021 12:00PM


Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)

Detail of Coastline, after 1948. The photographer's hand-stamp "POLAROID LAND PHOTOGRAPH BY ANSEL ADAMS" on the verso. Dye diffusion print (Polaroid), image size 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (8.9 x 11.4 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Minor surface scratches and abrasions, chemical stains on verso.

N.B. Beginning in the early 1940s, founder of Polaroid Edwin Land engaged with creatives to test, improve, and promote the use of their instant films and cameras. As a strong advocate for new photographic technologies, Ansel Adams became a consultant for Polaroid in the late 1940s. Over the ensuing decades, he field-tested every major film and camera that they produced. Adams shared methodical accounts with annotations of his technique including exposure, development time, and filtration with the company. Informally, Adams and Land encouraged other photographers to experiment with Polaroid materials. Eventually this formalized into the Artist Support Program, which provided materials and studio time to artists in exchange for works of art. This program served as the foundation for the rapidly growing Polaroid Collection.
Estimate $600-800

Sheet size 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (10.8 x 19.1 cm).

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