Ansel Adams, ‘Cemetery Statue and Oil Derricks, Long Beach, California’, 1939, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘Cemetery Statue and Oil Derricks, Long Beach, California’, 1939, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘Cemetery Statue and Oil Derricks, Long Beach, California’, 1939, Heritage Auctions

Print 8 from Portfolio VII

Condition Report:* There is a small 1/4 inch area of surface sheen near the center of the upper edge visible only in raking light possibly a fingerprint or drying mark; Overall in excellent condition. Framed to 26 x 31 inches

Signature: Signed and annotated 'VII-8 96/115' in pencil on mount recto; the Portfolio VII Parasol Press stamp on verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Corporate collection, New York.

About Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams is widely regarded as one of the most famous photographers of all time, particularly in reference to his striking images of the American wilderness. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery of his craft, carefully evaluating gradations of light in the image, manipulating degree of exposure, and constantly experimenting with new techniques. Along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, Adams founded the group f/64, devoted to what they termed “straight photography,” as opposed to staged or embellished images. Adams was also pivotal in the establishment of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

American, 1902-1984, San Francisco, California