Wintering Waxwings | Legacy Reserve Collection

Polson, Montana

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: 1466LR

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“Shapes upon shapes, color upon color, patterns interwoven, sometimes subtle, sometimes not. Often, people ask me, ‘What is it that catches your eye?’ My answer is, ‘Hopefully it’s the same things that catch your eye,’ because when this happens we are able to rendezvous in a scene together, over and over again.”

This is how Thomas D. Mangelsen describes the backstory to Wintering Waxwings, a portrait of bohemian waxwings massing in the branches of a mountain ash and boisterously feasting upon a bounty of ripened red fruit at minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Mangelsen loves watching bohemian waxwings at his home in Jackson Hole with the loom of the Grand Teton rising above his own backyard. The snow on the great peak is a harbinger of winter’s onset— and it is around the time of descending snow cover on the mountains that waxwings focus on the leftovers from last summer’s crop of mountain ash berries.

“This photograph carries with it a sense of panache,” Mangelsen says. “You don’t need a sunny day, filled with blue skies to remind you of the amazing wonder of nature. It’s right there, within our sight, every day that we are alive.”


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