Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore’s artist record, 1962. The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York

Documentation of Steichen meeting. 1962 376

Stephen Shore’s artist record, 1962. The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York

I have a long relationship with the Museum of Modern Art. When I was 14, I had the lack of good sense to think I could call up Edward Steichen, who was the director of the photography department, and say, "Can I come and show you my work?" And I think, if I were 40 and not 14, he might not have said yes. He was very welcoming and bought three of my pictures.

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