Manuel Álvarez Bravo

(Mexico City, Mexico, 1902 - 2002, Mexico City, Mexico)

Two Pairs of Legs

1928-1929 (printed 1977)

Gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Mr. William Berley/Berley and Co., Inc.

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© Archivo Manuel Álvarez Bravo, S.C.

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Bravo's photograph, Two Pairs of Legs, features an oddly-cropped poster with an illustration of two figures, four open windows, and the Spanish word "inimitable" (like the English word, meaning matchless and unique) near the bottom of the picture. The male and female figures are arbitrarily severed by a rip in the poster. This surreal image suggests that anyone standing in an open window above either figure would provide their missing upper torso.

Black and White
Gelatin Silver