Need a nice piece of art to cover that hole over your mantle? Boy are you in luck! How about an “original” Ansel Adams? On Nov. 27, the Cleveland based Gray’s Auctioneers will hold their 53rd auction of Fine Art, Decorations and Jewelry. This multifarious auction boasts fine art pieces from artists such as Renoir, Albert Bierdstadt and Ansel Adams. Lot 54 by Adams is titled Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, Calif., circa 1926. This lush gelatin silver print is typical of Adams, whose uncanny eye for composition and ability to place the viewer directly into the imagery remains unmatched. Pip pip. The photograph is signed ‘Ansel Adams’ on the mount at the lower right and is estimated at $15,000-20,000. I bet you could get it home for $14.995! Live online bidding for this auction is offered by LiveAuctioneers.com. Go ahead, it;s almost Christmas!
Ranger Vickie Mates is leaving Yosemite for parks unknown to me. She served as the Deputy Chief of Interpretation and Education and has been at the park since 2004. . She is the woman narrator for many Videos including the one shown for Half Dome safety. You can find it <HERE>. Well worth watching over and over! There will be a Farewell Gathering on Thursday, November 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium.
This will probably be my last blog for a few days. I am going in to the hospital for a Roto-Rooter on my lung cavity. Seems some blood has built up and needs to come out. Sweet Joy in the morning. Just when I was able to get out of bed on my own. The ward has wifi so who knows.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh Wow!” – Steve Jobs last words (really; from his sister)
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com