Monday, February 22, 2010

Historic Polaroid collection up for sale

This just in from New York, More than 1,200 photographs from Polaroid's historic collection, by some of the 20th century's most celebrated and freakn awesome artists, will be auctioned in New York City this summer.

They are estimated to bring a whopping $7.5 million to $11.5 million at Sotheby's come June 21-22 - hard to believe anyone has that much cash floating about given these tough economic times we all be living in these days!

Word on the mean streets is about 70 percent of the images are Polaroid prints including 400 by non other than Ansel Adams... the master of photography himself! Good lord what I wouldn't do to get my grubby little mittens on one of the prints! shame i don't have a lazy few hundred thousand green backs stashed under my mattress because a original Ansel Polaroid would look rather lovely in my living room!

The collection belonged to Edward land, founder of this little thing we like to call a Polaroid, Some big bad bankruptcy court in Minnesota is forcing Polaroid to sell the collection to pay off creditors.

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