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Experts: Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million

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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Not bad for a $45 investment

www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/07/27/ansel.adams.discovery/
5:33AM, 27 July 2010 PDT (permalink)

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NorthernMinnesotaPhoto says:

Wow-wow!
97 months ago (permalink)

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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Holy crap.
97 months ago (permalink)

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K. Praslowicz is a group administrator K. Praslowicz says:

I thought I found an Ansel Adam's print in an Antique store a few weeks ago. I had the owner get it our of the case for me to look at, and then discovered the half-tone patterns.

There went my riches...
97 months ago (permalink)

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K. Praslowicz is a group administrator K. Praslowicz says:

Other interesting note. This story seems to have opened up a lot of searched about Ansel Adams. My post from last year about Ansel Adams butt has been my number 1 viewed page from search engines today.
97 months ago (permalink)

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edgeways is a group administrator edgeways says:

It's an interesting find. IIRC a lot of Adams' images appeal came about because of his skill in the darkroom, not necessarily for his images. So, while this is an incredible find by any stretch of the imagination I do wonder a bit about the 200 million estimate.

FWIW, Adams' family remains skeptical of the authenticity

I would assume copyright has expired by now.
97 months ago (permalink)

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K. Praslowicz is a group administrator K. Praslowicz says:

What I find depressing is that the guy who has them is trying to sell digital prints from them at $1500 a pop, or darkroom prints for $7500 each. ricknorsigian.com/

If they are any other random person from the time's negatives, he'd be lucky to get $7/print on eBay.

If they are Ansel's negatives, who is to say Ansel would have thought they were up to his very high standards. These could all be throw aways.

And finally. If they are stuff he would be printing & selling, does anyone really think that they will have the degree of tonal manipulation done to them which Adams was known for putting into every scene he did print?

Just one of those things about the art world. Just one of those thing.
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K. Praslowicz is a group administrator K. Praslowicz says:

Looks like Ansel Adams may really be Uncle Earl.

www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2010/07/29/ansel.adams.p...
97 months ago (permalink)

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