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Volume 50, Issue 2
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  1. The record was held, briefly, by $1.248M paid for Richard Prince’s “Untitled (Cowboy)”, 1989, at Christie’s International of New York on 8 November 2005. This is a colour photograph of part of a 1970s Marlboro cigarette advertisement, and has provoked a deal of post-modernist debate. Previously, the first photograph to surpass the $1M mark, auctioned at Christie’s in 2003, had been a daguerreotype of the Parthenon, Athens, by Joseph-Philibert Girault De Prangey, from the dawn of photography in 1842
  2. [b] The sum includes the buyer’s premium with the ‘hammer’ price
  3. The Gilman Paper Company’s Collection contains many historically important platinotypes among its 8500 items; the Company paid $34,000 for the Steichen in 1983
  4. Stieglitz studied at the Technische Hochschule, Berlin, in 1884 under the noted photochemist Hermann Wilhelm Vogel
  5. Morris Hambourg M. Stieglitz’s photographic “Portrait” of the painter O’Keeffe, whom he married in 1924, comprises over 300 photographs taken between 1917 and 1933. See: “Georgia O’Keeffe, a Portrait by Alfred Stieglitz”, ed. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997 [Google Scholar]
  6. Ware M. Platinum Metals Rev., 2005, 49, (4), 190 and references cited therein [Google Scholar]
  7. In the early twentieth century, commercially made platinum printing paper could still be purchased from William Willis’s Platinotype Company
  8. Lenman R. See, for instance, “The Oxford Companion to the Photograph”, ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005, and references cited therein [Google Scholar]

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