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Rockefeller Center

Accession Number
2000/2.158.12

Title
Rockefeller Center

Artist(s)
Joel Meyerowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1970

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

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

Credit Line
Gift of Selma & Gerald Lotenberg

Subject matter
In this photograph, the photographer captures a man leaning with his back to the wall beside a glass display of a museum featuring an astronaut costume. The image juxtaposes a set of differing textural elements set to a grid. Large light-colored stone tiles of the sidewalk contrast with darker-colored tiles upon which the man leans. The viewer seems to be encouraged to compare the figure of the man in dark clothing with the figure of the bright white space suit. 

Physical Description
Photograph of a man on a sidewalk leaning against a wall adjacent to a storefront window, which displays a space suit. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
astronauts
clothing
hats
museums (institutions)
sidewalks
space suits
street scenes

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