Brooklyn Bridge

Object Details

Title:

Brooklyn Bridge

Artist/Maker(s):

Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975)

Culture:

American

Date:

October 28, 1929

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

14.8 x 14.1 cm (5 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Copyright:

Status undetermined

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Less a photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge than of the view from it, this image shows lower Manhattan just across the East River framed by crisscrossed steel suspension cables. The geometric cage of intersecting lines dissects the financial heart of the city, emphasizing the divide between the two New York City boroughs. Walker Evans's view hints at the separate and uneasy relationship between the two worlds connected by the bridge.

Exhibitions
Walker Evans: New York (July 28, 1998 to April 2, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), July 28 to October 11, 1998
  • Museum Folkwang, (Essen), February 6 to April 2, 2000