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Sydney ART Exhibition – Art Gallery of NSW

June 17, 2010toSeptember 5, 2010

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Alfred Stieglitz the Lake George years at the Art Gallery of NSW
Photos and story from the exhibition opening night

  • 17 June – 5 September 2010
  • Admission $10 adult, $8 conc

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
 
Telephone: (02) 9225 1744 or recorded information (02) 9225 1790
National Toll Free 1800 679 278
 
Hours: 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week
Art After Hours Wednesday nights until 9pm
 
Admission: $10 adult, $8 conc.
 
The photographs Alfred Stieglitz [1864–1946] took around his summer house at Lake George, New York state, USA after 1915 are considered a major departure and dramatically influenced the course of photography. The desire to build a specifically ‘American’ art led Stieglitz to explore the essential nature of photography, released from contrivances and from intervention in print and negative.
‘Photography is my passion. The search for truth
my obsession,’ he would write in 1921.

This major exhibition is the first in Australia of Stieglitz’s photographs. 150 are included and are amongst the very best Stieglitz ever printed. They are also the rarest. One third of the exhibition is being lent by the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, which holds ‘the key set’ – selected by his lover, muse and wife, the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, and deposited there after Stieglitz’s death.

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