Lee Friedlander (American, born Aberdeen, Washington, 1934)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18.4 x 27.6 cm (7 1/4 x 10 7/8 in.)
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2004
Not on view
The 1967 Museum of Modern Art exhibition “New Documents” included photographs by Friedlander, Diane Arbus, and Garry Winogrand. These photographers engaged the traditions of American documentary photography to reveal chance encounters, unexpected relationships, and idiosyncrasies of everyday life. This witty composition transforms a city street into an accumulation of form and detail held in careful balance. The movie titles on the theater marquee provide a wry internal caption for this study in juxtaposition.
Inscription: Signed by artist in pencil, verso C: "Lee Friedlander"; photographer's reproduction warning stamp in ink, verso C: "This photograph is not released for publication or // for commercial use of any kind. For permission // communicate with Lee Friedlander. 44 So. Mountain // Road, New City, N.Y. 10956"; inscribed in pencil in various unknown hands, verso BC: "BS #50", "Flag, Movie Marquee, Spokane, Wash.", "1974", "186-30", "V"
[Charles Schwartz, Ltd, New York]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 65".