The J. Paul Getty Museum

Girl in Fulton Street, New York

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Girl in Fulton Street, New York


Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975)






Gelatin silver print

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17 × 13.7 cm (6 11/16 × 5 3/8 in.)

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Her face a stern and graphic mask poised against the urban bustle, this unidentified young woman wearing a smart cloche hat and fur-collared coat stands against a glass shop window, intently gazing toward the street and waiting. Only a few feet beyond her, pedestrians hurry back and forth along the boulevard, yet she remains a pillar of calm and steel, her furrowed brow at once a defense mechanism and an expression of vulnerability. Engrossed in thought, she appears to be entirely unaware of Walker Evans's presence.

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
How You Look at It: Photographs of the 20th Century (May 14 to December 12, 2000)
  • Sprengel Museum (Hannover), May 14 to August 6, 2000
  • Städtische Galerie im Städelsches Kunstinstitut (Frankfurt), August 23 to November 12, 2000
Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier Bresson and Walker Evans (November 13, 2002 to March 2, 2003)
  • Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), November 13, 2002 to March 2, 2003