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Ithaca-Policeman in Front of Fruit Stand

A work made of dye imbibition print.

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  • A work made of dye imbibition print.

Date:

January 3, 1949

Artist:

Arnold Newman
American, 1918–2006

About this artwork

In the 1930s Arnold Newman began making black-and-white portraits of such notables as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and John F. Kennedy, utilizing personal artifacts or specialized tools to convey his subjects’ personali-ties or professions. Newman took this rarely exhibited photograph of an African American policeman standing in front of a store window while he was on assignment for Life magazine in Ithaca, New York. In contrast to his iconic, highly constructed portraits, this picture exemplifies a more spontaneous approach in vivid color. Forgoing props, poses, and artificial lighting, Newman instead allowed the world to meet him halfway.

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Artist

Arnold Newman

Title

Ithaca-Policeman in Front of Fruit Stand

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1949

Medium

Dye imbibition print

Dimensions

26.3 × 31.5 cm (image); 28.1 × 33.8 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Harold Kaye

Reference Number

1956.1127

Extended information about this artwork

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