Alfred Stieglitz, ‘Music, A Sequence of Ten Cloud Photographs, No. VI’, 1922, Sotheby's

Flush-mounted, mounted again to gray board, credit and annotations in pencil on the reverse, 1922; accompanied by the original overmat, signed, dated, and annotated 'clouds - music - no. 7' in pencil (Greenough 798) (2).

From the Catalogue:
Sarah Greenough locates only two other prints of this image: one in the key set at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.; and a second print in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is believed that the present photograph is the only print of this image that is signed and inscribed by Stieglitz.
—Courtesy of Sotheby's

Paris, Musée d'Orsay, Alfred Stieglitz and his Circle: Modernity in New York, 1905-1930, October 2004 - January 2005, and traveling thereafter to:
Madrid, Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, February - May 2005

The photographer to Dorothy Norman
Gift of Dorothy Norman to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1970
Sotheby's New York, 6 April 2013, Sale 8979, Lot 56

About Alfred Stieglitz

Through his work and writing, photographer Alfred Stieglitz was instrumental in establishing photography as a recognized fine art form. Some of Steiglitz's best-known photographs are of the painter Georgia O'Keeffe (who would eventually become his wife), and in line with his belief that great photography “becomes more real than reality,” these close-up portraits convey as much about form as they do about her personality and their relationship. Stieglitz was feverishly devoted to his work and mission and produced thousands of editions in his lifetime, covering numerous themes that captured a period of rapid transition in American society. In 1905, he opened 291 Gallery in New York City to promote pioneering photographers and avant-garde European artists. Stieglitz achieved his goal to have photography shown alongside painting and, due to his efforts, is known as an important proponent of early modernism and not only as a promoter of photography.

American, 1864-1946, Hoboken, NJ, United States, based in New York, NY, United States