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[Five Knifes, Belgian Congo]

Artist:
Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1935
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
19.4 x 24.5 cm. (7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel and Marilyn Stern, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.5084
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed, verso TL: "450 (sideways)"; inscribed in a different hand, verso TL to BL (sideways): "535", "540, 539, 535, 561, 544", "5 // 25"; dealer's box stamp in ink with inscriptions in pencil, verso CR (sideways): "Walker Evans // XX [in pencil in box] 535 [in pencil in box]
Samuel and Marilyn Stern

This photograph shows five knives (object numbers 535, 539, 540, 544, and 561) mounted for the exhibition African Negro Art curated by James Johnson Sweeney at the Museum of Modern Art in 1935.
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