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blakegopnik:

DAILY PIC: The great photographer Edward Steichen did this product shot for Gorham Silver in 1929, and it’s now in the show of early Steichens recently acquired by the Whitney Museum in New York. The modest image has a wonderful modernist clarity and rigor. More than that, though, it gives visual confirmation of a general sense we have that modernist style in art was built on a scaffolding of modern forms of industry and commerce.  (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Hollander; © 2014 The Estate of Edward Steichen /  Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y.)

blakegopnik:

DAILY PIC: The great photographer Edward Steichen did this product shot for Gorham Silver in 1929, and it’s now in the show of early Steichens recently acquired by the Whitney Museum in New York. The modest image has a wonderful modernist clarity and rigor. More than that, though, it gives visual confirmation of a general sense we have that modernist style in art was built on a scaffolding of modern forms of industry and commerce.  (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Hollander; © 2014 The Estate of Edward Steichen /  Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y.)