The Ansel Adams Gallery is thrilled to offer its collectors, friends and fellow art lovers, a chance to participate in a unique opportunity. From time to time on our website, we love to feature hand-made gelatin silver prints from our family of distinguished Gallery artists at a special price.
This month, as part of our Unique Fine Print Offer series, we are excited to feature two palladium based photographs by Kerik Kouklis that pay homage to the great fuel of soul in landscape artists: The National Park. These images, "El Capitan Engulfed in Clouds, Yosemite" (available as a traditional palladium print) and "Sunrise, Fernandina Island, the Galapagos," (available as a palladium over pigment print) while from two different hemispheres, speak to the inspiration of our natural world, as well as its inherent, irreplaceable beauty, and its paradoxical delicate solidity. Both images will be offered in 7x10.5" and 12x18" sizes.
While Kerik's original palladium and palladium over pigment prints normally sell between $600 and $1,100 in these sizes, you can now add one to your private collection for 25% off the retail price. Each photograph is hand printed by Mr. Kouklis in his darkroom, signed, as well as mounted, matted and ready for framing. The time to purchase will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Monday, September 11th and will expire upon the close of business, Sunday, September 17th at 6:00 PM. Once the offer has expired, we anticipate an order fulfillment time of approximately four to five weeks to ensure the quality of each individual order. This printing offer is available for a very limited time, after which, the print will return to full price.
Email our curator, Evan Russel, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions about the prints or shipping.
The Story of These Images
El Capitan Engulfed in Clouds
lucky to live within a 3-hour drive of Yosemite National Park, arguably one of
the most beautiful places on the planet. I teach there for the Ansel Adams
Gallery a couple times a year and usually make a few short trips on a whim when
the weather conditions are good for photography. Over the last couple of years
I’ve also had the opportunity to visit Lake Hovsgol National Park in Mongolia
twice and my wife and I spent 15 days in Galápagos National Park this summer.
For this year’s print offer we’ve decided to offer an image of the iconic El
Capitan in Yosemite and an image of Fernandina Island in the Galápagos,
honoring national parks in two very different parts of the world.
“El Capitan Engulfed in Clouds” was made
in November 2016 during a week I spent teaching and photographing in Yosemite. It
is being offered as a hand-made palladium print in two sizes. An edition of 15
prints (plus up to two artist proofs) is being offered at 7”x10.5” matted to 16”x20”
and an edition of 15 prints (plus up to two artist proofs) is being offered at
12”x18”, matted to 20”x26”. The prints are made on Hahnemühle Platinum Rag, one
of the finest papers made for the platinum/palladium process. Normal retail pricing
on these prints is $600 and $1,000, respectively.
Sunrise, Fernandina Island, The Galapagos
“Sunrise, Fernandina Island, The Galápagos”
was made in July 2017 from the bow of a boat. Fernandina is the third largest
and youngest of the islands in the Galápagos archipelago. It is being offered as
a colored hand-made palladium print, a new process for me this year. This
process uses an inkjet printer to add the color to the image, making it a
hybrid analog and digital printing process. The resulting prints are
reminiscent of hand-colored photographs from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
The colors are a bit soft and muted. Like the Yosemite image, an edition of 15
prints (plus up to two artist proofs) is being offered at 7”x10.5” matted to
16”x20” and an edition of 15 prints (plus up to two artist proofs) is being offered
at 12”x18”, matted to 20”x26”. The prints are also made on Hahnemühle Platinum
Rag. Normal retail pricing on these prints is $700 and $1,100, respectively.