Untitled (Chair in the snow, Manhattan Valley, New York)

  • Frank Espada, Untitled (Chair in the snow, Manhattan Valley, New York), 1981, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1981, Frank Espada Photography, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, 2015.22.13

Exhibition Label
An armchair, typically an object of domestic comfort and warmth, is cast off onto a cold and barren lot. Frank Espada's poetic photograph sheds light on a difficult chapter in New York history. It was taken in a neighborhood where arson for profit had destroyed buildings and displaced residents.

Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography, 2017
Title
Untitled (Chair in the snow, Manhattan Valley, New York)
Artist
Date
1981
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image: 13 1/8 × 19 5/8 in. (33.3 × 49.8 cm)
sheet: 15 7/8 × 20 in. (40.3 × 50.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape – weather – snow
  • Cityscape – season – winter
  • Cityscape – New York – New City
  • Architecture Exterior
  • Object – furniture – chair
Object Number
2015.22.13
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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