Lot Details

Image size: 15.25 X 12 inches
Mat size 17 x 22 inches.

Numbered 23/75 and signed by photographer, below image on mount.

During the Great Depression, Walker Evans began to photograph for the Resettlement Administration, later known as the Farm Security Administration (FSA), documenting workers and architecture in the Southeastern United States. This photograph, taken in 1936 in Alabama, depicts a poster for a Minstrel show. The tear in the poster exposes the brick wall behind it, adding an element of surrealism to the otherwise racist message of the advertisement.

"Walker Evans American Photographs" is on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from July 19, 2013-January 26, 2014, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Evans' first show at MoMA and the simultaneous publication of his influential monograph in 1938.

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Publication: Reproduced in various monographs of the photographer's work.
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  • Private Collection, New York
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 15.25 x 12 in. (38.74 x 30.48 cm.)
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