Jeremy Kipnis Ansel Adams and Igor Kipnis
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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About This Image
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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