The J. Paul Getty Museum

Porte d'Ivry, Zoniers

Object Details

Title:

Porte d'Ivry, Zoniers

Artist/Maker:

Eugène Atget (French, 1857 - 1927)

Culture:

French

Date:

negative 1912; print 1920s

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

90.XM.64.91

Dimensions:

17.8 × 22.5 cm (7 × 8 7/8 in.)

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Object Description

This basket maker, a resident of the no-man's-land that existed just outside the old Paris city walls, paused in his work so that Eugène Atget could photograph him. Seated in front of his shack with his raw materials and finished goods, this humble tradesman lived in an area that many poor people, especially junk collectors, called home. The fence along the right side and behind the dwelling shows that property in this village was clearly demarcated and more secure than many of the city's slums. Atget's extensive documentation of Parisians excluded the wealthy in favor of the poor, for whom he was genuinely concerned.

Provenance
Provenance
1990 -

Daniel Wolf, Inc.
Note: Agent for André Jammes

Exhibitions
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