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World's Fair

Accession Number
2000/2.158.4

Title
World's Fair

Artist(s)
Joel Meyerowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1964

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 13 15/16 in (27.94 cm x 35.4 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Selma & Gerald Lotenberg

Subject matter
In this black-and-white photograph, a man wearing traditional Japanese attire stands atop a cantilevered rectangular platform, which juts from the top right of the image over a shadowy pool. He looks at a submerged toy car on the bottom left of the image; the toy car's bright form is visible but slightly distorted beneath gentle ripples of the water surface. The pool is bound on the left side by a diagonal edge and on the back by a wall of patterned stone tiles, with damp patches from water trickling down its surface from an unseen source above.

Physical Description
In this photograph, a man stands over a shallow pool, looking at a submerged toy car.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
automobiles
car
males
pools (bodies of water)
standing
toys (recreational artifacts)
water
world's fairs

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