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Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946)
Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946)

Songs of the Sky, 1923

Details
Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946)
Songs of the Sky, 1923
gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on card, mounted on board
annotated '165E' in pencil (mount, verso)
image/sheet/flush mount: 4 5/8 x 3 ½ in. (11.7 x 8.8 cm.)
mount: 13 ½ x 10 7/8 in. (34.2 x 27.5 cm.)
Provenance
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, 2011.
Literature
Sarah Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set, Volume Two 1923-1937, Abrams/National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002, p. 558, cat. no. 944.

Lot Essay

I wanted to photograph clouds to find out what I had learned in 40 years about photography. Through clouds to put down my philosophy of life - to show that my photographs were not due to subject matter - not to special trees, or faces, or interiors, to special privileges, clouds were there for everyone - no tax as yet on them - free.
Alfred Stieglitz, 1923

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