Feb 07, 2008 - Sale 2135

Sale 2135 - Lot 134

Price Realized: $ 24,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
Portrait of Dorothy Norman. Silver print, 4 1/2x3 1/2 inches (11.4x8.9 cm.), with Stieglitz's dated inscription to Norman, in pencil, on the original mount verso. Circa 1931

Additional Details

The inscription states "For Dorothy, Dec. 31 '34" and features Stieglitz's personal symbol. From the estate of Dorothy Norman. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set, 796 (variant).
When Stieglitz and Norman first met, they were each in separate marriages, but the already important photographer quickly became her mentor, friend and lover. Through the years until his death, Norman recorded his life, producing two volumes of testimonials and his biography, "Alfred Stieglitz--An American Seer."