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Arsenio Playing Wiffleball

Accession Number
2013/2.353

Title
Arsenio Playing Wiffleball

Artist(s)
Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1992; printed 2010

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
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.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
baseball (field sport)
cities
exterior walls
men (male humans)
pavements (surface elements)
sports
streets

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