Spring Blossoms | Legacy Reserve Collection

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Legacy Reserve | Edition of 20

In 1975 when Mangelsen created his very first limited edition photograph, he made the decision to hold back his most valuable prints, numbered 1 to 20, so that one day as a career capstone they would be offered as part of a Legacy Reserve Collection. Many images featured in this collection have been sold out for more than a decade, complemented by recent masterworks destined to sell out in the future.

Initially reserved for museums, conservation nonprofits, and family members, collectors now have the unique opportunity to acquire Mangelsen’s “best of the best” photographs, to own one of the twenty numbers from his personal artist reserve. Each Legacy Reserve fine art collector will be invited to join the legendary photographer for an unforgettable Grand Teton Adventure.

Mangelsen is as much a conservationist as he is an artist, and thus a portion of the Legacy Reserve Collection proceeds will be donated to critical conservation issues close to his heart.

Item Number: 2995LR

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Weeks before mountain snows clear from the Rocky Mountain West and wildflowers start to pepper the high country, other colorful blossoms arrive in the trees of the valleys and some have wings. Western tanagers are neo-tropical migrants that remind us how wildlife connects people across cultures and vast geographies, says Thomas D. Mangelsen.

With Spring Blossoms - Western Tanagers, the compositional juxtaposition of subject and negative space reminds one of an oriental bird painting. Yet Mangelsen hopes it serves as a muse for contemplating threats to biodiversity. Male western tanagers—bequeathed with colorful markings that aid in attracting mates—are noted for their red heads, yellow hoods and chests and marbled wing patterns. They wing through the Rockies toward northern breeding areas in summer and then travel thousands of miles southward to winter in central America—a remarkable journey!

“To me, the appearance of tanagers signifies the advance of green-up coming to the mountains and it would not be springtime without them,” Mangelsen says. “What are your favorite birds? Look at this photo and take a moment to remember them. Reflect on how much joy they deliver. Be their advocates by supporting groups that specialize in bird conservation.”


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