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Arsenio Playing Wiffleball

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Arsenio Playing Wiffleball

Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1992; printed 2010

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

14 in x 11 in (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80

Subject matter
In Let Them Kill Themselves, Lyon documented urban life in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He first met a group of boys on the J Train. Intrigued by them, he followed them, asking to take their photographs. He continued to take a series of photographs of boys in the neighborhood. One part of the series includes the group of friends playing wiffleball. Arsenio appears here in a paved lot, surrounded by brick walls, standing on one foot, winding up to hit the ball.

Physical Description
A photograph of a young man playing Wiffleball. He stands near the corner of an exterior brick enclosure, leaning back on one foot, preparing to hit the ball.

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baseball (field sport)
exterior walls
men (male humans)
pavements (surface elements)

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