Friday, July 30, 2010

Ansel Adams Heirs Challenge Garage-Sale Negatives -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

A man from Fresno, California bought a box full of old negatives at a yard sale for $45 and now believes they are original Ansel Adams' negatives worth $200 million.  Are they real?  And what is a negative worth?  Are the negatives of a famous photographer as valuable as the prints?  Can you print and sell someone else's negatives?  If you own the negative do you own the image?  These questions are discussed in this NPR interview with Andy Grundberg, chair of photography department at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, in Washington, D.C. He used to be the director of the Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco.  GL

Transcript of NPR Interview

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