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Ansel Adams in the Garage

 
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Jul 27, 2010 16:39 |  #1

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

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Rick Norsigian's hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno, California, painter.

Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 -- negotiated down from $70 -- are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, according to a Beverly Hills art appraiser.



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Jul 27, 2010 16:47 |  #2

wow. so jealous!




  
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Jul 27, 2010 16:52 |  #3

Wow. That's the sort of thing I'd want to buy at a garage sale (not knowing the true value), but would probably talk myself out of due to lack of space.


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Jul 27, 2010 16:54 as a reply to  @ emmalish's post |  #4

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=908539

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=908348




  
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Jul 28, 2010 03:15 |  #5

Let's see if we can beat the recent thread total for the wedding-photographer-falling-into-the-water subject.


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Jul 28, 2010 06:24 |  #6
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Tedder wrote in post #10613613 (external link)
"Experts: Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million"

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Rick Norsigian's hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno, California, painter.

Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 -- negotiated down from $70 -- are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, according to a Beverly Hills art appraiser.



http://www.cnn.com …adams.discovery​/?hpt=Sbin (external link)

Oh my, I better now search my junk:o




  
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Aug 05, 2010 18:55 |  #7

http://www.petapixel.c​om …ystery-apparently-solved/ (external link)

Uncle Earl made the shots.


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Aug 05, 2010 19:11 |  #8

Easy come, easy go... ;)

If you really want a laugh (or just want to roll your eyes a few times), read the comments posted below that article.


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Nov 16, 2010 09:45 |  #9

If the guy was able to take pictures that are mistaken for work by Adams, why should he not be recognised as a great photographer also. This is what has always troubled me with "art", often the name in the very bottom corner decides how the work is recieved far more than the effort and skill put into the work.

Credit where credit is due, Ansel is the best lanscape photographer I have ever seen, but like all great artists legend often overtakes remembering their true talent and at the helm often sits some greedy people with pockets to fill with earnings from the artist's estate.


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djentley wrote in post #11293974 (external link)
If the guy was able to take pictures that are mistaken for work by Adams, why should he not be recognised as a great photographer also. This is what has always troubled me with "art", often the name in the very bottom corner decides how the work is recieved far more than the effort and skill put into the work.

Credit where credit is due, Ansel is the best lanscape photographer I have ever seen, but like all great artists legend often overtakes remembering their true talent and at the helm often sits some greedy people with pockets to fill with earnings from the artist's estate.

i would think it only makes uncle earle a photographer, not a great photographer. much more to being considered "great" than simply being able to take a decent picture. effort and skill are not usually the defining criteria for greatness. they are, however, a good place to start....




  
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Nov 16, 2010 11:40 |  #11

Adams pictures included his skill with light, composition, exposure, depth of focus, processing, and last but far from least, printing. Much of Adams' artistry happened when the print was being exposed. An Ansel Adams negative is only part of the equation. Even if these are actual Adams negatives (which I doubt), they would not be Adams prints taken from them, and hence, not worth nearly as much.


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Nov 18, 2010 18:55 |  #12

What if these photos had indeed been sold for $200m? And then, say 2 or even 20 years later, discovered to be made by uncle Earl. Ok, do the buyers get their mulah back? What if seller is dead, do buyers sue estate, the kids, mistress, etc. to get original price + interest for 20 years back?




  
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