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CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)
Edward Albee. Silver print, the image measuring 254x184.2 mm; 10x7 1/4 inches, with Van Vechten's embossed blind stamp, on recto, and his copyright hand stamp, and the title, date, and inventory number, in ink, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1961.
An uncompromising advocate for gay rights and an out gay man, Edward Albee was best known as a playwright who wrote critical depictions of intimacy in modern life, including the iconic "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Albee was discriminated against by critics of the time for his sexuality, but despite these setbacks, he refused to hide his sexuality and over his career was awarded 3 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.