Bedford Village, Westchester County, New York

Walker Evans American

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This photograph of a shrine to the nation's oldest incorporated grocer, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. ("A&P"), displays Evans's ability to construct meaning from the juxtaposition of pictorial elements–from the Neoclassical architectural details to the crazy quilt of the American flag and daily specials in the windows of the store, which still stands. Many of Evans's most sophisticated photographs from the period have a rebuslike quality, disclosing previously unnoticed connections in the world.

Bedford Village, Westchester County, New York, Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut), Gelatin silver print

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