Exhibitions/ Art Object

Times Square, New York

Artist:
Weegee (American, born Ukraine (Austria), Złoczów (Zolochiv) 1899–1968 New York)
Date:
1952–59
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 20.3 x 17.8 cm (8 x 7 in.) Frame: 45.1 x 37.5 cm (17 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
International Center of Photography, Bequest of Wilma Wilcox, 1993 (5829.1993)
Not on view
Famous for his gritty tabloid crime photographs, Weegee devoted the last twenty years of his life to what he called his “creative work.” He experimented prolifically with distorting lenses and comparable darkroom techniques, producing photo caricatures of politicians and Hollywood celebrities, novel variations on the man-in-the-bottle motif, and uncanny doublings and reflections, such as this striking image, which he described as “Times Square under 10 feet of water on a sunny afternoon.”