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Ansel Adams negatives revealed? Fresno man makes his case

Ansel Adams negatives revealed? Fresno man makes his case

A wall painter for the Fresno school district who bought a cache of antique glass-plate photographic negatives at a garage sale 10 years ago laid out his case Tuesday that they were created by Ansel Adams early in his career, offering affirmations from photographic and forensic experts he had hired.

In a Beverly Hills gallery packed with reporters and photographers, Rick Norsigian and the Beverly Hills law firm that is helping him market prints made from the negatives (and promote a documentary about his find) said the negatives of Yosemite, the San Francisco waterfront, and Carmel’s mission and nearby Point Lobos were taken by Adams from 1919 to the 1930s, before he became famous as the visual bard of America’s natural landscape.

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  1. September 1, 2011, 12:23 am

    sorry Mr. Norsigan i think that you should know by now you figting against a monster, authenticate an art piece is like you playing a cheker game you should press the right key, iam just another art collector some time i find some really nice pieces and the hard part authentication, to me those are authentic Ansel Adams photographs but to the money makers they are fake, just a single shoot difiere from the otherone if you aplied a timelapse maybe a couple of seconds, look almost identical one picture from the otherone but you never are going to authenticate those because they are getting nothing from those negatives, just made some history is more valuable than anything, have a good day.

    By: robert

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