About This Artwork

Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946

Georgia O'Keeffe—Torso, 1918

Gelatin silver print
24 x 19.3 (image); 25.2 x 20.2 cm (paper)
No markings recto or verso

Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949.761


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Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, "Photography Rediscovered: American Photographs from 1900-1930," September 19-November 25, 1979; travel to Art Institute of Chicago, December 22, 1979-February 4, 1980. (David Travis)

Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, "A History of Photography from Chicago Collection," April 24–June 6, 1982.

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "The New Vision: Photography Between the World Wars," September 22-December 31, 1989; traveled to San Franciso Museum of Modern Art, February 28-April 22, 1990; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 10-July 15, 1990; Art Institute of Chicago, September 15- December 1, 1990; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, February 5-April 28, 1991; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 8-August 4, 1991.

Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection, "Two Lives: Stieglitz and O'Keeffe," December 12, 1992–April 4, 1993; traveled to New York, New York, The IBM Gallery, April 27–June 26, 1993; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, July 17–September 12, 1993; and Houston, Texas, The Museum of Fine Arts, October 2–December 5, 1993.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, "Alfred Stieglitz and his Contemporaries," September 9–November 3, 1997.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Crossing the Line: Photography Reconsidered," January 29–June 4, 2000. (David Travis)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "The Modern Series: Shatter Rupture Break," February 15-May 3, 2015.

Publication History

Travis, David. 1979. "Photography Rediscovered: American Photographs from 1900-1930." Exh. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art. p. 82, fig. 166.

Shimbun, Asahi. 1997. “Alfred Stieglitz and his Contemporaries.” Exh. cat. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. p. 145, pl. 142.




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