NEW YORK — Ansel Adams is considered one of the greatest American photographers of the 20th century. A large-format camera he used to record some of the nation’s most enduring images is going on the auction block later this month.
Heritage Auctions is offering the Arca-Swiss 4 by 5 view camera on Oct. 27 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It says the camera — together with Adams’ three lenses, a tripod, case and other accessories — could fetch at least $70,000.
They’re being sold by Lillian DeCock’s heirs. She was Adams’ assistant.
Adams used the camera between 1964 and 1968. He then gave the camera and accessories to her.
Among images he captured with the camera is a work called “Arches, North Court, Mission San Xavier del Bar, Tucson, Arizona, 1968.”