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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Water Tower and Radio City, New York/1933,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed July 24, 2019).


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This photograph and Key Set number 1498 were made after the RKO Building at Rockefeller Center was completed in late June 1932. According to the Stieglitz–O’Keeffe correspondence, these two photographs were probably made in January 1933 (YCAL).

Other Collections

A print corresponding with this photograph can also be found in the following collection(s):

The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1935.55 (inscribed: Water Tower and Radio City, / New York—1933 / by Alfred Stieglitz)

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, Cleveland (no. 57, as Water Tower and Radio City, New York, 1932)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, center verso, in graphite, underlined: Cleveland

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, bottom left verso, in graphite: 10E


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 3–May 8, 1983; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 17–August 14, 1983; The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18, 1983–January 3, 1984
August Sander Archiv/SK Stiftung Kulture, Cologne, Germany, May 22–August 10, 1997
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
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 166, pl. 69.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 1497.
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