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Roof Top, Cypress Avenue

Accession Number
2013/2.355

Title
Roof Top, Cypress Avenue

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. This photograph excludes the city below, showing a view of a Cypress Avenue rooftop, a flock of pigeons flying above. In the foreground, a wall of graffiti is visible on the entrance to the roof.

Physical Description
A photograph from a rooftop. An entrance to the roof is seen in the foreground adjacent to a wall covered in graffiti. Beyond the architecture of the roof, a flock of pigeons flies in an open sky.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
doorways
graffiti
pigeons (general term)
rooftops
skylines

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