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Controversy Over Pending Auction of Polaroid Collection Photographs

Posted By Administration, Sunday, September 27, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

In the late 1960s, the Polaroid Corp. had an interesting idea. The company recruited the world's best-known photographers, such as Ansel Adams, William Wegman, and Andy Warhol, provided them with free film and studio space, and said: Have a ball. When you are finished, please give us a few prints, which we will include in our corporate collection.

Four decades later, the Polaroid Collection has 16,000 prints by 120 recognized masters. It's not just Polaroids. Some of the pictures, by Margaret Bourke-White, Edward Weston, and Dorothea Lange, hung in Polaroid founder Edwin Land's library. Sotheby's has chosen 1,300 prints from the collection, valued between $7 million and $11 million, and plans to auction them off next spring.

"Hey, wait a minute!'' is the widespread reaction of some photographers and former Polaroid employees blindsided by the proposed sale.

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