New York, from "Master Prints Volume II"Artist(s)Elliott ErwittObject Creation Date1949; printed 1985Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
19 15/16 in. x 23 15/16 in. ( 50.7 cm x 60.8 cm )Credit LineGift of Mr. Clayton E. WilhiteLabel copy
A master of the witty visual pun, Erwitt presents humorous views of the world that are heightened by his mastery of framing. Nowhere does that sharp eye for humor and sure composition come together more masterfully than in this image taken in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A series of gallery entrances recedes from the viewer as a statue of the goddess Diana appears to take aim at a man in the distance. The solemnity of the setting heightens the humorous posing of the two figures.
Carole McNamara, Assistant Director for Collections & Exhibitions
on the occasion of the exhibition New York Observed: The Mythology of the City
(July 13 – September 22, 2003)Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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modern and contemporary art
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