View 1 of Lot 22. Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona.
View 1 of Lot 22. Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona.
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Ansel Adams

Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

Estimate:

25,000 - 35,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

Estimate:

25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

63,000

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), with title and date in ink, and a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp, on the reverse, framed, 1937, probably printed between 1973 and 1977; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 9 3/4 by 11 in. (24.8 by 27.9 cm.)

frame: 18 7/8 by 22 7/8 in. (47.9 by 58.1 cm.)

Collection of Virginia Best Adams

By descent to Michael and Jeanne Adams, 1980s

Acquired from the above, 2007

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings on Hudson, 1972), pl. 42

Ansel Adams, The Camera (Boston, 1980), fig. 2-1

Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs (Boston, 1983), p. 152

Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 227 

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 14

Mary Street Alinder and Andrea Gray Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984 (Boston, 1988), p. 99

Wanda M. Corn, Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern (New York, 2018), p. 127

Susan Danly, Georgia O’Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity (New Haven, Connecticut, 2008), pp. 15 and 63

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (Boston, 2005), pl. 45

John P. Schaefer, The Ansel Adams Guide Book 1: Basic Techniques of Photography (Boston, 1992), p. 43

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: The Grand Canyon and the Southwest (Boston, 2000) , p. 37

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 157

Andrea Gray Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams (Boston, 2012), p. 94

Lubbock, Texas Tech University, Ansel Adams: American Master, Selections from the David H. Arrington Collection, August 2015 – January 2016
According to Karen Haas and Rebecca Senf in Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection, in 1937 Georgia O'Keeffe invited Adams and David McAlpin, an investment banker and photographs collector, to come to visit her at Ghost Ranch, about sixty miles northwest of Santa Fe, in the Chama River Valley of New Mexico.  On September 27, the group set out with Orville Cox, the head wrangler at the ranch, as their guide.  They visited several sites including the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Canyon de Chelly, where Adams captured this image of O'Keeffe and Cox.