ALFRED STIEGLITZ: The Key Set. In Two Volumes

Washington DC / New York: The National Gallery of Art / Abrams. Hardcover. In 1949, Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Estate donated 1,311 photographs by Alfred Stieglitz to the National Gallery of Art and placed on deposit an additional collection of 331 portraits of O’Keeffe, which were later given to the Gallery in 1980. This collection, known as the Key Set, is an unparalleled selection of Stieglitz’s photographs, containing at least one print of every mounted photograph in his possession at the time of his death. It remains one of the most important photographic collections in existence. Carefully selected by O’Keeffe to include the finest examples, the Key Set traces the evolution of Stieglitz’s work, from its inception in the 1880s to its rich maturation in the 1930s, and thoroughly documents all aspects of his decisive contribution to the art of photography. Volume One covers the years 1886 to 1922,Volume Two 1923-1937 housed in a beige cloth slipcase illustrated (a photograph on each side). Both volumes bound in beige cloth and titled on spines. Still in the publisher's shrink wrap. 18 lbs. A fine set. Item #14634

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