NYC Flatiron building by Steichen

Toronto. Wow! Just over a century ago Steichen photographed the then recently completed ‘flatiron’ building in NYC (so called from its shape – we have a similar building here).

According to the article, “Edward Steichen’s The Flatiron, an iconic photo of New York, has sold for $11.8 million, making it the second-most expensive photograph ever sold.”

Apparently only three prints were ever made by Steichen. The tonality and mood of the print showed that photography could be used for artistic rendering. A fine example of the ‘pictorialism’  trend of the period.

My thanks to my good friend, George Dunbar, who discovered this article recently on the petapixel website and shared it with us.

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