June 21 – 22, 2010 finds a cache of Polaroid photographs up for grabs at Sotheby’s. 400 images by Ansel Adams are among the lots, which also includes snaps from David Hockney and Robert Mapplethorpe. The sale is the result of a bankruptcy court order, the sad part coming in the forcing of Polaroid to essentially dismantle a collection.

Carol Vogel writes about the collection and the sale in today’s New York Times.

Above – Ansel Adams. “Aspens, Northern New Mexico.” Mural-sized gelatin silver print.

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