The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Deputy in West Virginia mining town]

Object Details

Title:

[Deputy in West Virginia mining town]

Artist/Maker:

Ben Shahn (American, born Lithuania, 1898 - 1969)

Culture:

American

Place:

West Virginia, United States (Place Created)

Date:

1935

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XP.208.224

Dimensions:

19.4 × 24.5 cm (7 5/8 × 9 5/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Estate of Ben Shahn/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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Object Description

Close up of the back of a deputy, leaning forward against an object on the sidewalk. There is a grocery store across the street and he has a gun in the holster on his right hip.

Provenance
Provenance
-1984

Daniel Wolf, Inc., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.