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HEINRICH KUEHN AND HIS AMERICAN CIRCLE: ALFRED STIEGLITZ AND EDWARD STEICHEN

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HEINRICH KUEHN AND HIS AMERICAN CIRCLE: ALFRED STIEGLITZ AND EDWARD STEICHEN

Time: May 19, 2012 to August 27, 2012
Location: Neue Galerie New York Museum for German and Austrian Art
Street: 1048 Fifth Avenue
City/Town: New York, NY 10028
Website or Map: http://www.neuegalerie.org/
Phone: +1 (212) 628-6200
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Neue Galerie New York Museum for German and Austrian Art
Latest Activity: May 19, 2012

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The Neue Galerie New York will present “Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen,” an exhibition focusing on the luminous work of this important Austrian photographer. The organizing curator for the project is Dr. Monika Faber, a distinguished scholar of photography.

"Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle" aims to situate Kuehn with regard to both the Viennese avant-garde and the international development of photography as an art form. It explores the close friendship among Kuehn and major American photographers Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen.

The early pictorial work of photographer Heinrich Kuehn (1866–1944) was highly influential in turn-of-the-century circles; his work was exhibited at the Vienna Secession. Gradually, Kuehn incorporated the influence of his peers, and moved in the direction of Modernist photography. He was also among the first important photographers to create color images. Photographic prints and autochromes by Kuehn will be included in the exhibition.

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