Wind Song | Legacy Reserve Collection

Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada

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: 1545LR

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For Thomas D. Mangelsen, there is no such thing as a monochromatic landscape in nature. With his engaging photograph Wind Song - Polar Bears, the point is made dramatically and ironically in the polar bear's realm known as the Great White North. Forces of evolution have bestowed these giant bruins with pearly coats of camouflage, enabling them to move discreetly across the ancient snow-swept hunting grounds around Hudson Bay. Yet when splashed with rays of sunlight as dusk approaches, the tundra’s purportedly stark colorlessness actually emanates an inviting warmth.

“I was obviously drawn to the mirthful spirit of these bears but what also caught my attention were other elements of composition—the symmetrical shapes, the striations of light and shadow moving across the snow and even the differing radiations of whiteness,” Mangelsen says. “Some might think of the Arctic as a barren wasteland but to me it’s a source of constant revelation.”


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