|Ansel Adams' riveting Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico is perhaps the best known and most sought after photograph in the field of fine-art photography. This particular photograph that we are offering is a rather rare version in that it was printed by Mr. Adams onto 20 x 24 inch paper. The printing on Moonrises vary, and this is the best one I have ever seen in some 30 years of dealing with his work (you don't usually clearly see the line of clouds to the right of the moon).
The much more common 16 x 20 inch Moonrise prints are now valued at around $50,000.00. Last October, Chrities estimated the value of one at auction to be $50,000.00 to $70,000.00. Last year Sotheby's sold a 20 x 24 inch Moonrise for $115,000.00, but it was printed in 1957. The one we are offering is from the early 1970s.
The value of a 1970s-printed 20 x 24 Moonrise is $75,000.00 to $80,000.00. Our print does have some surface imperfections which aren't readily visible under glazing, and we are thus offering it at a superb price. Please give us a phone call for details! Also, the image you are looking at was made with a digital camera set up about 12 feet away. The actual print is, of course, much sharper and more beautiful than its reproduction here.