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Ansel Adams
LEAVES, VALLEY MEADOW, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA (DYE-TRANSFER EXPERIMENT)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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Ansel Adams
LEAVES, VALLEY MEADOW, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA (DYE-TRANSFER EXPERIMENT)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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Ansel Adams
1902-1984
LEAVES, VALLEY MEADOW, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA (DYE-TRANSFER EXPERIMENT)
dye-transfer print, mounted, an Eastman Kodak Company 'Visual Research Studio' stamp, with credit and numerical notations in ink on the reverse, partially overmatted, circa 1936, printed circa 1950; framed together with The Unknown Ansel Adams (James Alinder, 1982) and accompanied by an instructions booklet titled Derivations from Color Photographs  (Eastman Kodak Company, 1950) (3)
The photograph 13 by 9 3/4  in. (33 by 24.8 cm.)
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Provenance

The photographer to Jeannette Klute, research photographer in charge of the Visual Research Studio of the Color Control Division at the Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N. Y.

Acquired from the above

Catalogue Note

In the early 1950s, Ansel Adams befriended photographer and researcher Jeannette Klute who had invented a new dye-transfer color process called ‘Derivations.’  This complicated process allowed one to decrease realism in an image by deconstructing, recombining, and/or omitting elements of an original color photograph and layering a photographically produced contour line image. The present print is a ‘Derivation’ after one of Adams’ large-format transparencies.    

Accompanying this photograph is Jim Alinder’s 1982 volume The Unknown Ansel AdamsIts cover is illustrated with the unaltered version of Adams’ photograph, the source image from which the present photograph was created. A booklet outlining the technical details of the ‘Derivation’ process also accompanies this photograph.

At the time of this writing, only one other example of this ‘Derivation’ has been located in the Ansel Adams Archive at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona.

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