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Reflection, New York

Artist:
Lisette Model (American, born Austria, 1901–1983)
Date:
1939–45
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
32.5 x 26.5 cm (12 13/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Funds from various donors and Matching Funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.1040
Rights and Reproduction:
© The Lisette Model Foundation, Inc.
Not on view
Model arrived in New York from Europe in 1938 and some eighteen months later began photographing the collagelike play of reflections and displays in city windows, from the fashionable shops of Fifth Avenue to the lunchrooms of the Lower East Side. For Model, the store window captured all the dynamism and theater of the street-its endless cast of characters, advertisements, skyscrapers-in a single image. In this picture, she has spotted a fellow urban bystander-this time looking out from the other side of a plate-glass window-surrounded by the reflections of his view onto the street.
Lisette Model; Sander Gallery, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," February 26, 1982–May 1, 1982.

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," May 20, 1982–July 2, 1982.

Dallas Museum of Art. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," August 4, 1982–September 13, 1982.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," November 19, 1982–January 9, 1983.

Corcoran Gallery of Art. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," February 22, 1983–April 18, 1983.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faces from the Collection," January 1, 1987–May 1, 1987.

National Gallery of Canada. "Lisette Model," October 5, 1990–January 6, 1991.

International Center of Photography. "Lisette Model," January 24, 1991–March 24, 1991.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Lisette Model," April 18, 1991–June 9, 1991.

Vancouver Art Gallery. "Lisette Model," August 10, 1991–October 14, 1991.

Jewish Museum, New York. "New York: Capital of Photography," April 28, 2002–September 1, 2002.

Madison Art Center. "New York: Capital of Photography," December 7, 2002–February 16, 2003.

Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne. "New York: Capital of Photography," April 10, 2003–June 9, 2003.

Thomas, Ann. Lisette Model. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1990. no. 60.

Kozloff, Max. New York: Capital of Photography. New York: Jewish Museum, New York, 2002. no. 58.



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