Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Fruit Stand, New York City]

Artist:
Hanns Skolle (American, born Germany, 1903–1988)
Date:
1928
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
10.2 x 6 cm (4 x 2 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Walker Evans Archive, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.263.17
Not on view
Later to become a writer, painter, and world traveler, Skolle was a roommate of Walker Evans in the late 1920s. This carefully mounted drugstore print, Skolle's gift to Evans, documents the two men's shared fascination with the ever-shifting still-life presented by New York's shop-fronts: a subtly energetic microcosm of the city's restless appetites.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in ink on mount, recto C: "Skolle 28"; stamped in ink by lab, verso BLC: "31 [sideways]"
Hanns Skolle to Walker Evans

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 16," March 17, 1997–June 9, 1997.

Eklund, Doug, and Jeff L. Rosenheim. Unclassified: A Walker Evans Anthology. Zurich: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 131.



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