Thursday, October 22, 2009
Alfred Stieglitz, genius
This morning, I am thinking about the "artist-run" space. Alfred Stieglitz, who after being convinced by Edward Steichen, opened a Gallery 291 in 1905. The first modern art gallery in New York where he showed Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, John Marin, Paul Strand, Charles DeMuth, and his wife Georgia O'Keeffe and where he single-handedly pioneered photography as a form of art.
Loren Munk visits Stieglitz's old establishment and the current O'Keeffe show at the Whitney. Check it out.