$75,000 flower study by one of the giants of modern photography leads highlights at Swann Auction Galleries’ February 25 sale. As one of the founding fathers of modern photography, Edward Steichen’s influence is extraordinarily far-reaching. No one featured more frequently in Camera Work, the ground-breaking magazine published by Alfred Stieglitz from 1903 to 1917. Steichen’s work with the magazine Art et Décoration in 1911 prepared the ground for modern fashion photography, and he went on to work with Vogue and Vanity Fair as well as with the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, making him the highest paid photographer in the...
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