Mori's Restaurant

Object Details

Title:

Mori's Restaurant

Artist/Maker(s):

Berenice Abbott (American, 1898 - 1991)

Culture:

American

Date:

November 21, 1935

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

24.6 x 19.4 cm (9 11/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

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As Berenice Abbott made this picture of a once-famous Greenwich Village eatery, a lone man taking an early morning walk or perhaps going to work paused in front of the four-story structure. While the restaurant's grand facade remains imposing, the stained pillars and bricks and crumpled awning inform pedestrians and potential customers that the establishment is not as impressive as it had originally been.

Exhibitions
The Man in the Street: Eugène Atget in Paris (June 20 to October 8, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), June 20 to October 8, 2000, (Cat.)