Dear Art Lovers,
A lucky man bought ten years ago for $45.00 in a garage sale in Fresno, California, 65 negative glass plates of Ansel Adams.
He spent the last ten years collecting expertise to be sure they were Ansel´s artwork. A few days ago he invited the press to show his discovery. Ansel´s heirs are envious of those plates worth $200 million, and trying to play down the discovery.
All of a sudden, the world is talking again of Ansel Adams. Is it the fabulous sum the motive of the renewed interest? Is people looking at those wonderful landscapes and seeing them through the filter of dollars only? Money is not the measure of art. At $45.00 they were awesome, too.
Ansel Adams had most of all a wonderful eye for composition. He could see what was unseen to others. But he is not the only one. There is photographic art after him. A work of art does not need to be expensive to be beautiful.
I invite you all to look around and see what is available by modern photographers. Buy for the beauty, not for the price. Eventually they may become worth millions in the future. But, for the time being, buy for the beauty, as real art lovers.
Best Regards, Cesar Barroso