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Manuel Jiminez lies wounded in the lap of Manuelda Hernandez

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

July 30, 1941

Artist:

Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
American, born Poland, 1899–1968

About this artwork

A prominent New York newspaper photographer, Weegee (Arthur Fellig) would often listen to police radio in order to be the first to arrive at a scene. This perceived sixth sense earned him his nickname, a phonetic reference to Ouija boards. Weegee captured New Yorkers at their most vulnerable, exposing a raw and gritty side of the city imperceptible to many. Here, he documented the bloody aftermath of a bar brawl between two men over a woman, which ended with one of the men being shot; the woman holds the wounded man in her lap, preventing him from being lifted onto the stretcher.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Weegee, (Arthur Fellig)

Title

Manuel Jiminez lies wounded in the lap of Manuelda Hernandez

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1941

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; stamped verso, on mount, center, sideways, in black ink: "STANFORD H. ROTH" [crossed out in graphite]

Dimensions

Image/paper: 26.8 × 33.4 cm (10 9/16 × 13 3/16 in.); Mount: 51 × 40.5 cm (20 1/8 × 16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuyvesant Peabody

Reference Number

1952.477

Extended information about this artwork

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