Apr 14, 2010
Jul 8, 2010

From 509 Madison Avenue

From 509 Madison Avenue


Dorothy Norman

(American, 1905–1997)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 9.9 x 6.5 cm (3 7/8 x 2 9/16 in.); Mounted: 31.4 x 24.1 cm (12 3/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Paper: 9.9 x 6.5 cm (3 7/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

Gift of David Raymond 2009.476



Norman shot this image from the window of Alfred Stieglitz’s An American Place gallery in New York shortly after his death. A photographer, gallerist, and major figure in the promotion of modern art and photography as a fine art, Stieglitz was Norman’s mentor, friend, lover, and photography teacher. In this image she was inspired by Stieglitz’s architectural views of Manhattan that focus on the abstract, geometric qualities of skyscrapers rather than their height.

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Gift of David Raymond

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