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Pigeon Coop

Accession Number
2013/2.351

Title
Pigeon Coop

Artist(s)
Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1992; printed 2010

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 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. Lyon made this image from a rooftop on a Myrtle Avenue tenement. Lyon frames the city beyond, showing a view of a rooftop, a man flying his pigeons.

Physical Description
A photograph of a view from a rooftop. A man stands on the left side of the composition, watching pigeons fly above the scene. In the distance, more pigeons flock above the skyline.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
cities
men (male humans)
pigeons (general term)
rooftops
skylines

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