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New York

Accession Number
1990/2.55

Title
New York

Artist(s)
Walker Evans

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1934

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
10 in x 7 15/16 in (25.4 cm x 20.16 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/16 in (56.2 cm x 45.88 cm)

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

Subject matter
Typical of Walker Evans's New York photographs of the period, this photograph shows a sidewalk devoid of people. Pockets of light dapple the cobblestone street, while brilliant sun washes over the facade of the buildings and storefronts, generating a drama of illumination.

Physical Description
View of an empty street in front of a men's clothing store.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Urban life
advertisements
buildings
city
fire hydrants
modern and contemporary art
portfolios
sign
storefronts
street scenes
streets

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