Fine Art Giclée Print
Co Created and published by PINEAPPLE GALLERY
Original works: Alfred Steglitz
Framed in: Matt Black
Print Dimensions: 28cm x 38cm
In September 1922, Rebecca “Beck” Salsbury Strand (American 1891–1968), the lively young wife of photographer Paul Strand, came to visit Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe at Stieglitz’s family home on Lake George in upstate New York. The two couples were close throughout the 1920s; Stieglitz thought Beck “an unusually clever girl” who would “be the making of Strand.”
The friendship between the two couples was complicated by attractions and tensions on all sides. Perhaps out of respect for her friend, O’Keeffe requested that three of the more risqué pictures of Strand in the Art Institute’s collection be sealed for 25 years after their donation in 1949.
Stieglitz produced more than 2,500 mounted photographs over his career. After his death, O’Keeffe assembled a set of what she considered the best of his photographs that he had personally mounted. In some cases she included slightly different versions of the same image, and these series are invaluable for their insights about Stieglitz’s aesthetic composition. In 1949, she donated the first part of what she called the “key set” of 1,317 Stieglitz photographs to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. In 1980, she added to the set another 325 photographs taken by Stieglitz of her, including many nudes. Now numbering 1,642 photographs, it is the largest, most complete collection of Stieglitz’s work anywhere in the world. In 2002 the National Gallery published a two-volume, 1,012-page catalog that reproduced the complete key set along with detailed annotations about each photograph.
In 2019, the National Gallery published an updated, Online Edition of the Alfred Stieglitz Key Set.
$50.00 – $160.00 inc.GST