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Fifth Avenue, NYC

Accession Number
2000/2.158.6

Title
Fifth Avenue, NYC

Artist(s)
Joel Meyerowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1968

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 13 15/16 in (27.9 cm x 35.4 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Selma & Gerald Lotenberg

Subject matter
In this photograph, a group of onlookers crowd on the sidewalk and curb as a policeman stops a woman riding in a toy car. Wearing nondescript black attire, the policeman towers over the woman who sits awkwardly and off balance in the toy car, as her fingers grip onto the miniaturized parts of her vehicle. The space of their encounter on the street appears separated visually from that of their audience, the figures that comprise the audience are arranged in a diagonal plane that runs parallel to and hugs the curb.

Physical Description
A policeman stops a woman riding miniature car on the street, while onlookers congregate.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
audiences
automobiles
buildings
car
girl
miniature (size attribute)
motorcycles
police officers
standing
street scenes
streets

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