Contemporary photography offers examples by such artists as Gregory Crewdson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, Helmut Newton, Bert Stern, Tina Barney and Saul Leiter. 19th century material includes rare daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, interesting vernacular photography, and albums relating to travel and related subjects.Ansel Adams Museum Set
Highlighting the sale is an Ansel Adams Museum Set comprising seventy-five gelatin silver prints of Adams’ greatest images, each signed in pencil by the legendary photographer (est. $1,000,000-2,000,000).
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was the preeminent 20th century photographer of Western landscape, and a founder of the influential Group f.64, which included such luminaries as Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham. Prepared several years before Adams’s death, this Museum Set of seventy-five images is among the most comprehensive known to exist. The sets more typically consist of between twenty-five and fifty images.