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N.Y. college gets rare set of Ansel Adams photos

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, 7:36 p.m.
 

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — A small New York college has been given a rare collection of 75 signed Ansel Adams photographs, chosen and printed by the artist himself.

The College of New Rochelle said on Tuesday that its acquisition includes the famous “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” as well as several well-known scenes of Yosemite National Park and photographs of artist Georgia O'Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

No more than 10 such sets, including one held by each of Adams' two children, exist, according to Richard Gadd, director of the Weston Gallery in Carmel, Calif., which helped Adams show and market the images.

The gift, worth $2.5 million, is from Caryl Horwitz, former director of the college's graduate art department. Her late husband acquired the collection in the 1980s.

The photographs make up what is known as Adams' Museum Set Edition of Fine Prints, a selection he made beginning in the late 1970s. Adams did the printing himself.

“He printed, mounted and signed them,” Gadd said, adding that most buyers bought sets with fewer than the full 75 images.

New Rochelle President Judith Huntington called the donation “a profound compliment” to the 109-year-old school, which has a picturesque campus in New Rochelle and five outposts in New York City. The school was the first Catholic college for women in New York.

 

 
 


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