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Street Trash, New York

Accession Number
1990/2.39

Title
Street Trash, New York

Artist(s)
Walker Evans

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1968

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily

Subject matter
In this photograph, a manhole cover on a New York City street is excised from its environment. Photographed top-down and tightly cropped, the criss-crossed patterned ridges of the manhole cover appear nearly flat, as if autonomous objects jostling alongside littered cigarette butts and other trash.

Physical Description
A top-down view of a manhole cover upon which are littered cigarette butts and rubbish.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
New York City
Urban life
manhole covers
modern and contemporary art
portfolios
rubbish
still lifes
streets

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