Front view
Inv. No.S-0397
ArtistAnsel Adamsborn 1902 in San Francisco, Calif., USAdied 1984 in Monterey, Calif., USA

"Petroglyphs, Monument Valley, Utah"

from Portfolio V, pl. 6
Year1958, vintage

gelatin silver print mounted on cardboard

Dimensions39 x 50 cm

signed and numbered (pencil) on mount recto;
titled, dated (ink) and publishing stamp (Parasol Press) on mount verso


As Ansel Adams wrote in his letter to Nancy Newhall from 26. 8.1970: "This new portfolio I am doing will confound the critics, disturb my conventional audience and perplex the ,[Minor]White mystics’." (Ansel Adams, Letters and Images 1916–1984, New York Graphic Society, 1988, S. 306), one is irritated by the two levels: the one of the weathered
 rocks and the other of the nearly 1000 years old rock carvings of the Anasazi Indians. Fritz Simak

S-0397, "Petroglyphs, Monument Valley, Utah"
Ansel Adams, "Petroglyphs, Monument Valley, Utah", 1958
S-0397, Front view
© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
S-0397, Back view
Ansel Adams, "Petroglyphs, Monument Valley, Utah", 1958
S-0397, Back view