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The Street, Fifth Avenue

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946). The Street, Fifth Avenue, 1896. Photogravure, 26 x 19 1/2 inches (66 x 49.5 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; General Fund, 1911 (1911:9.11). 

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Alfred Stieglitz

American, 1864-1946

The Street, Fifth Avenue, 1900-1901 (printed 1903-1904)

photogravure

image area: 12 x 9 1/8 inches (30.48 x 23.18 cm); framed: 26 x 19 1/2 inches (66.04 x 49.53 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

General Fund, 1911

1911:9.11

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Inscriptions

signature, undated / lower left / S-

Provenance

the artist;
Gallery 291, New York;
sold to the Albright Art Gallery, January 28, 1911

Class

Photomechanical prints

Work Type

Photogravure (print)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

The turn of the twentieth century brought with it not only innovative styles of art but also new artistic mediums. In addition to establishing the gallery 291, Alfred Stieglitz was also a staunch advocate of the Photo-Secessionist and Pictorialist photography movements in the United States, both of which were concerned with elevating photography from a method of simply recording to an art form. In 1900, Stieglitz met Edward Steichen, and the two were soon united in their efforts. These were vigorously promoted in Camera Work, an influential journal that Stieglitz founded as a platform for discussions on the theoretical, technical, and aesthetic aspects of the modern photographic process. In 1910, he was invited to serve as guest curator of the International Exhibition of Pictorial Photography, a groundbreaking presentation at the Albright Art Gallery. It was the first exhibition organized by an American museum that aimed to elevate photography’s stature from a purely scientific pursuit to a visual form of artistic expression.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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