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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/New York from An American Place/probably 1931,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/36394 (accessed July 17, 2019).

 

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Remarks

Elizabeth McCausland in her review of Stieglitz’s 1934 exhibition at An American Place identified this photograph: “[Stieglitz] observes man in his less idyllic activities and milieus, in crowded and sordid cities built of pasteboard, working in a skyscraper office, while the plaster cornices look far more flimsy and meretricious than a house built of cards ever could” (see “Photographs by Stieglitz Now at An American Place,” The Springfield Sunday Union and Republican, 16 December 1934, section E, 6).

For more information about this photograph, see Key Set number 1445.

Lifetime Exhibitions

A print from the same negative—perhaps a photograph from the Gallery’s collection—appeared in the following exhibition(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

1934, New York (nos. 36–37, as New York from An American Place, 1930)

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: [illegible numbers]; center verso, in graphite: 16 3/4 x 21 3/4

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 11A

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
2002
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, June 2–September 2, 2002; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 6, 2002–January 5, 2003
2016
Georgia O'Keeffe, Tate Modern, London, July 6–October 30, 2016; Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, December 7, 2016–March 26, 2017; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, April 22–July 30, 2017
Bibliography
1996
Smith, Joel. "How Stieglitz Came to Photograph Cityscapes." History of Photography 20, no. 4 (Winter 1996): 329.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 1446.
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