Gambler, French Riviera

Lisette Model American, born Austria

Not on view

Model was in search of those individuals, spawned by modern urban culture, who were at home nowhere but in that element and who only indirectly or perversely observed traditional codes of social etiquette. Her photograph of a gambler drowsing, eyes half-open like a cat in the sun, tells as much about his cunning at the tables as it does of his custom of whiling away the afternoons alone, in the company of others equally alone.

Gambler, French Riviera, Lisette Model (American (born Austria), 1901–1983), Gelatin silver print

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