Girl Holding Popsicle

  • Mark Cohen, Girl Holding Popsicle, 1972, printed 1983, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1972, Mark Cohen, Gift of Dene and Mel Garbow, 1992.73.4

Exhibition Label
In Girl Holding Popsicle, a young girl twists shyly as she poses before a graffiti-inscribed brick wall. Mark Cohen took this photograph spontaneously as he passed through a back alley. Cohen does not hesitate to get assertively close to the strangers he meets in his hometown of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Many of his photographs were made without looking through a viewfinder, and so remained a mystery even to Cohen until they were developed.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Title
Girl Holding Popsicle
Artist
Printer
Publisher
Date
1972, printed 1983
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 14 x 17 in. (35.5 x 43.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dene and Mel Garbow

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure(s) in exterior
  • Figure female – child – torso
Object Number
1992.73.4
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