ALFRED STIEGLITZ | COLLECTION OF STIEGLITZ GALLERY CATALOGUES FOR AN INTIMATE GALLERY AND AN INTIMATE PLACE, 1923–1946
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD
STIEGLITZ'S PERSONAL FILE SET OF GALLERY CATALOGUES AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS FROM EXHIBITIONS AT THE ANDERSON GALLERY, THE INTIMATE GALLERY, AND AN AMERICAN PLACE, 1923–1946, MANY ANNOTATED BY HIM WITH TITLES, PRICES, AND OTHER INFORMATION
More than 400 catalogues, exhibition listings, cards, printed announcements, occasional publications, and other ephemera, both printed and typescript (some items present in duplicate or multiple copies). Housed in file folders within a black and white board document box.
The artists represented in this remarkable collection of fugitive publications include, in addition to Stieglitz and O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, John Marin, Eliot Porter, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Ansel Adams, Francis Picabia, Robert C. Walker, Gaston Lachaise, Oscar Bluemner, Peggy Bacon, Paul Strand, George Grosz, and S. MacDonald Wright.
Among many other notable items, the collection includes an autograph document by Stieglitz, headed "O'Keeffe Account," ca. January 1932, recording, among other prices, "Kennerley owes O'Keeffe Yellow Leaves & Daisy $12000.00"; an autograph listing by Stieglitz, with prices, of John Marin's first exhibition at 291; and a typescript listing of "Recent Work of John Marin in Oil and Watercolor at An American Place," 1934, annotated by Stieglitz with prices in red.
Perhaps the most significant catalogue is "Alfred Stieglitz presents Seven Americans, 159 Paintings, Photographs & Things Recent & Never Before Publicly Shown by Arthur G. Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Charles Demuth, Paul Strand, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alfred Stigelitz" (Anderson Galleries, 9–18 March 1925), with texts by Stieglitz, Dove, Sherwood Anderson, and Arnold Rönnebeck, annotated throughout by Stieglitz with prices and marked on the front cover by him "Price List. Please Do not take way."
Alfred Stieglitz, New York
Georgia O’Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1946 (by descent)
By descent to the present owner
Marin 291 price list a little soiled and frayed and laid down on a larger sheet.
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