Image: New York, 1951
(New York City, 1903 - 1991, Providence, Rhode Island)

New York, 1951 , 1951 (printed mid-late 1960s)

Gelatin silver print
21 1/2 in. x 17 7/8 in. (54.61 cm x 45.4 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund
In the 1950s, Siskind was one of the most important American photographers to explore abstraction.  This close-up photograph of a rusted metal sign shows that even recognizable images from the real world can appear to be abstractions because of the artist's point of view.  Siskind's work recalls the well-known abstract expressionist painters of the period.
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