BillboardArtist(s)Walker EvansArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1937Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
10 7/8 in x 7 in (27.6 cm x 17.8 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);5 7/16 in x 9 3/16 in (13.8 cm x 23.3 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan DailySubject matter
This photograph shows a cropped section of a billboard, which features a cartoon of a woman in a swimsuit poised to make a dive. Her body looms disproportionately large over a sun umbrella on the beach. The spotlight attached to the top of the billboard appears as if it were part of the depicted scene, casting a long shadow onto the image and drawing attention to the figure.Physical Description
Photograph of a billboard advertisement depicting a cartoon of a woman in a swimsuit on a beach.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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billboards (site elements)
modern and contemporary art