Windswept | Legacy Reserve Collection

Yellowstone National Park, 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: 2960LR

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Even in these times of uncertainty facing the survival of many species, there are powerful visions of hope that inspire optimism. One is the renaissance of excitement surrounding bison in North America. In fact, bison are considered the poster child for a concept in conservation biology known as Post-Pleistocene rewilding in which Ice Age animals are being recovered in places where they vanished.

Less than 200 years ago, there were more than 35 million bison on the plains west of the Mississippi River. The bull bison pictured here in Thomas D. Mangelsen’s Windswept - Bison is descended from only a handful that narrowly escaped total species extinction at the end of the 19th century, given refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Today, the park is home to more than 4,000 bison and some of them are being used as seed stock for establishing other herds on the prairie. So much a part of the legacy of the American West they were named the National Mammal of the United States on May 9, 2016.

“To me, bison are such photogenic creatures,” Mangelsen says. “They evoke the spirit of a region I call home—a landscape of unending visual horizons that stretch from my native Nebraska to the spine of the Rockies.”


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