Lot 8
  • 8

Robert Adams

12,000 - 18,000 USD
21,250 USD
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  • Robert Adams
  • Colorado
  • gelatin silver print
  • 5 7/8  by 7 1/2  in. (14.9 by 19.1 cm.)
mounted to Bainbridge illustration board with a hand-ruled ink border, signed in pencil on the reverse, framed, circa 1973


Matthew Marks, New York

Catalogue Note

The print offered here – mounted to illustration board and with the photographer’s precise hand-ruled ink border – is characteristic of Robert Adams’s early presentation.  In his essay What We Bought (Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, 2002), to which this entry is indebted, Tod Papageorge discusses Yale’s acquisition of 193 prints from this series and describes in detail the meticulous editing and mounting process that Adams employed in the mid-1970s.  All but three prints in this acquisition – made during Adams’s 1973-74 Guggenheim Fellowship – are similarly mounted. 

At the time of this writing, no other prints of this image are believed to have been offered at auction.