Ansel Adams‘ son is suing the Fresno Metropolitan Museum to keep the museum from auctioning off six of his father’s prints, donated years ago.
The museum closed in January due to financial problems and is trying to the bucks from auctioning off assets.
Adams’ son, Michael, filed a lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court on Monday to keep the board from selling his father’s prints, including “Moon and Half Dome” and “Clearing Storm.”
Michael Adams is requesting an injunction to stop the auction, which he says would violate a donation agreement made years ago.
So, remember, you can give your print to someone, but you can’t make ’em hang it on the wall, like. forever.