[Woman Dancing, Greenwich Village Party]

Object Details

Title:

[Woman Dancing, Greenwich Village Party]

Artist/Maker(s):

Weegee (Arthur Fellig) (American, born Austria, 1899 - 1968)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

New York, New York, United States (Place created)

Date:

about 1950

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

22.5 x 19.1 cm (8 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Copyright:

© International Center of Photography

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Weegee took candid photographs of the people he encountered in the often seamy clubs of New York. Working in these darkened places required the use of flashbulbs, which would illuminate the scene for a split second, causing intense highlights. In this portrait of a woman dancing, her face takes on a mask-like quality as the light harshly outlines her features.

Provenance

Aurel Scheibler Cologne, Germany

Exhibitions
Dance in Photography (February 2 to March 28, 1999)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 2 to March 28, 1999