Art: High Card

" ... he is important to everyone oh yes he is whether they know it or not oh yes he is."

On New Year's Day the man of whom Gertrude Stein wrote these words, Alfred Stieglitz, considered by some experts the greatest living photographer, was 78. Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art had on display its latest acquisition of Stieglitz' work, ten photographs chosen by Stieglitz himself: three taken in Europe during the '80s, the others in America between 1927 and 1935.

With one exception all the prints were non-instantaneous photographs of static subjects. They made it clear that for a half century...

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