Adams was an avid pianist, and early in his career struggled with the decision to pursue music or photography. In this candid image, he is posed with Igor Kipnis, a harpsichord genius, whom, undoubtedly, Adams highly regarded both personally and professionally. Jeremy, Igor's son, took the photo.
This unusual keepsake is matted together with a signed letter from Adams: " Dear Igor, Your playing is stupendous! Your Visit was memorable! The record is gorgeous Please return soon!! Cheers for your son! May his prints never fade! Virginia and I send most affectionate greetings. Cordially, Ansel Adams". Adams has also autographed the photograph, "To Igor!! Ansel Adams [illegible] 7-27-83".
From the estate of Igor Kipnis.
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Medium Color Photograph
Mount 18.75 x 9.5 inches
Photo Date July 19, 1983 Print Date 1983
Dimensions 7 x 9 in. (178 x 229 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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