Ansel Adams: Photo of Yosemite taken by Ansel Adams sells for more than $722,000

Ansel Adams: A photograph of Yosemite National Park taken by Ansel Adams fetched $722,000 at New York City auction.

Ansel Adams photograph from the Polaroid Collection is on display at Sotheby's during a preview of The Polaroid Collection, in New York, June 16, 2010. The Polaroid Collection, which the founder of Polaroid Edwin Land began, went on auction on June 21-22, 2010.

Ansel Adams's mural-size photograph of Yosemite National Park has sold for more than $722,000 at auction in New York City.

Sotheby's says Monday's sale of the photograph set an auction record for Ansel Adams.

"Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park" had been estimated to sell at a top price of $500,000 before bidding started. The auction house didn't release the name of the buyer.

Other notable sales included photographs by Chuck Close, Andy Warhol and Lucas Samaras.

About 1,000 Polaroid and gelatin silver prints by some of the biggest names in 20th-century photography are being offered at Sotheby's. The auction continues Tuesday.

The prints are being sold by PBE Corp., a previous owner of the Polaroid brand.

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