Edward Steichen, ‘Vogue, September 21’, 1927, Heritage Auctions
Edward Steichen, ‘Vogue, September 21’, 1927, Heritage Auctions
Edward Steichen, ‘Vogue, September 21’, 1927, Heritage Auctions
Edward Steichen, ‘Vogue, September 21’, 1927, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Mounted to board of the same size; minor bumps to the corners; silver mirroring noticeable in raking light; a few hairline linear indentations to the upper half, most noticeable in raking light; approximate 1/4 inch thick linear bubble running horizontally through the center, related to an abnormality in the mount.

Signature: Signed and titled in the negative; the photographer's stamp mount verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Edward Steichen

Though he is immortalized as one of the greatest photographers of his time, it was Edward Steichen's early roots as a painter that allowed him to so drastically influence the photographic medium. “The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself,” he theorized. Steichen’s attempt and ultimate success to gain recognition for photography as an art form, alongside his contemporary and Photo-Secession cofounder Alfred Stieglitz, employed a Pictorialist approach distinguished by dreamlike, soft-focused images that reflected the accepted style and principles of other art forms. A later stint as an aerial photographer during WWI led Steichen to adopt a Modernist vision—he would turn to straightforward, clean lines in his work thereafter, moving on to work in commercial photography and become an acclaimed pioneer of fashion photography.

American, 1879-1973, Bivange, Luxembourg

Solo Shows

2014
see+ Gallery, 
Shenzhen,
Edward Steichen

Group Shows

2016
Sydney Mishkin Gallery, 
New York, NY, USA,
Photography: Technology + Art, curated by Emily Ackerman
2016
Time Magazine, 
New York, NY, USA,
The Most Influential Images of All Time
2016
Sydney Mishkin Gallery, 
New York, NY, USA,
Photography: Technology + Art, , curated by Emily Ackerman
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