Alfred Stieglitz - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Texas
    Collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Catalogue Essay

    Plates include:

    1. Venetian Boy, 1887
    2. Sunlight and Shadows -- Paula, 1889
    3. The Terminal , 1892
    4. Spring Showers -- New York , 1902
    5. Night -- New York, 1896
    6. The Steerage, 1907
    7. Portrait -- John Marin, 1920
    8. Mountains and Sky -- Lake George, 1924
    9. O'Keeffe Hands and Thimble, 1919
    10. Portrait -- Georgia O'Keeffe, 1929
    11. Barn -- Lake George, 1920
    12. Evening from the Shelton, 1931
    13. New York Series -- Spring, 1935
    14. Equivalent -- Series 107, d., 1931
    15. Hands -- Dorothy Norman, 1932
    16. Sky, 1931
    17. Poplars -- Lake George, 1932
    18. Equivalent 27C, 1931

    The photographs in this sale offered as lots 168 through 186 come from the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and are being sold to benefit acquisition funds. Photography has been a focus of the museum since its founding in 1961 when Dorothea Lange approached the museum about acquiring her portraits of Western painter Charles Russell. Director Mitchell A. Wilder readily made the acquisition, initiating an active engagement with photography and photographers that continues today. In its history, the museum has pursued ambitious exhibition and publication programs, including Marnie Sandweiss’s groundbreaking Photography in Nineteenth Century America (1991) and John Rohrbach’s definitive Color: American Photography Transformed (2013). It was the Amon Carter Museum that commissioned Richard Avedon to produce the series of portraits exhibited and published in 1985 as In the American West.

    Driven by a succession of dynamic photography curators, the Amon Carter early-on established a robust photography acquisition program, collecting singular masterworks as well as entire archives. The collection now encompasses more than 45,000 exhibition-quality photographs ranging from one of the first photographs created in the United States to works made as recently as this year. It also includes eight artist archives – including those of Laura Gilpin, Carlotta Corpron, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss – that allow scholars opportunities to delve deeply into the working methods of these seminal photographers.

Property of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art sold to Benefit Acquisition Funds


Stieglitz Memorial Portfolio

New York: Twice a Year Press, 1947.
18 offset lithographic reproductions of photographs.

Various sizes to 8 x 10 1/2 in. (20.3 x 26.7 cm)
Each with printed plate number in the margin. As issued with the text volume of tributes to Alfred Stieglitz. Enclosed within the black board portfolio with printed title label and ties. One from an edition of 1500.

$150 - 250 

Sold for $189

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 12 October 2022