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Contemporaries Events

Reception Celebrating Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition

Tues, Dec 10, 2013  7–9 PM

Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition brings together an extraordinary gift of Edward Steichen photographs given to the Museum by Richard and Jackie Hollander. This exhibition includes celebrity portraits and fashion photographs taken during Steichen’s tenure as chief photographer for Condé Nast, shots for advertising campaigns, and images that reflect the artist’s interest in the natural world. Seen together, these works demonstrate Steichen’s role as a leading proponent of photography as both an aesthetic form and a vehicle for mass communication.

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Edward Steichen (1879 1973), Ad for Coty Lipstick, c. 1930. Gelatin silver print, sheet: 9 15/16 x 7 15/16in. (25.2 x 20.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Hollander  2012.205. © Permission of the Estate of Edward Steichen
 

Edward Steichen (1879 1973), Ad for Coty Lipstick, c. 1930. Gelatin silver print, sheet: 9 15/16 × 7 15/16in. (25.2 × 20.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Hollander  2012.205. © Permission of the Estate of Edward Steichen