Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, New York

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  • Provenance

    Deborah Bell Photographs, New York

  • Literature

    Haas and Senf, Ansel Adams: In the Lane Collection, pl. 1; Little, Brown & Company, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, Portfolio I, pl. 11

  • Catalogue Essay

    Despite his strong affinity for the Great West, Ansel Adams spent a lengthy period of time in New York throughout the 1930s and 1940s, during which he initiated and cultivated a strong bond with Alfred Stieglitz. By then, the latter had established his reputation as a leading force within the field of American photography, having been deeply involved with the successful photographers society, Camera Club, begun the Photo Secession movement, published Camera Work, and opened the iconic galleries ‘291’, The Intimate Gallery, and lastly, An American Place. Adams, an accomplished photographer within his own right, was a steadfast admirer of Stieglitz’s work, and was granted a solo show at An American Place in 1936.

    Other prints of this image are in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

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THE ARC OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTION

Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, New York

1938
Gelatin silver print.
8 3/4 x 6 in. (22.2 x 15.2 cm).
Signed in pencil on the mount; 'Photograph by Ansel Adams' credit stamp on the verso.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $10,625

The Arc of Photography...

4 October 2011 6PM
New York