Apartment of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe
O’Keefe and Stieglitz lived on the 30th floor when the Marriott was known as the Shelton Hotel in 1925. Stieglitz, 23 years O’Keefe’s senior, met the young artist when he put 16 of her charcoal drawings in an exhibition at his 291 gallery in 1916- unbeknownst to her. Her friend Anita Pollitzer had given then to Stieglitz to show, O’Keefe heard about it through friends, then came to the gallery to see them hung. Shortly after, Stieglitz put O’Keefe up in a small studio, and a few months later they were madly in love- breaking up his marriage to Emmeline (apparently he had a thing for homely women)…
They lived here for 12 years, and the breathtaking views influenced their work, it was here that O’Keefe painted the beautiful “Radiator Building, Night” in 1927.
Who: Alfred Stieglitz and Georgie O’Keefe
Where: 525 Lexington Avenue