Feb 15, 2018 - Sale 2466

Sale 2466 - Lot 117

Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864-1948)/SOICHI SUNAMI (1885-1971)
Hands of Georgia O'Keeffe, no. 26. Silver print, the image measuring 9x7 1/8 inches (22.9x18.1 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Stieglitz's credit, the title, and the negative date, in pencil, and Sunami's Photographed for the Museum of Modern Art hand stamp, on verso. 1919; printed late 1940s

Additional Details

Soichi Sunami was born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, and emigrated to the West Coast of the United States in 1905. By 1922, he had moved to New York City, and by 1930 was the official staff photographer for MoMA, a position he would hold for nearly 40 years. This position would ensure that Sunami was spared from the Japanese internment camps during World War II.