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New Mexico

Accession Number
2000/2.158.10

Title
New Mexico

Artist(s)
Joel Meyerowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1972

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 photograph, a group of men wearing jeans and cowboy hats congregate in a tight circle on a street corner in front of an apparel store. They look around the corner to see two men--similarly outfitted--walking towards them. One of the men is turning his head backwards, looking beyond the left edge of the frame. Despite the static grouping of figures, the series of glances sets up a dynamic space beyond the frame of the photograph, as if expectant of more men yet to arrive. Meyerowitz creates a clever visual by juxtaposing the men in cowboy gear next to a mural of a Native American shooting a bow-and-arrow. 

Physical Description
Photograph of a group of men wearing jeans and cowboy boots and hats congregating on a street corner. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
Native American
cowboy hats
hats
shop signs
sign
standing
street scenes
streets
traffic signs

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