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Walker Evans
American, New York City, about 1928 - 1930
Gelatin silver print
9 3/16 x 6 1/8 in.
84.XM.956.49

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Made atop the twenty-story U.S. Rubber Company building then at Broadway and Fifty-seventh Street, this image of the infrastructure of several huge, rooftop neon signs was published in 1930 in the short-lived magazine USA.Captioned "Sky Webs" as a comment on the spider web-like complexity and geometry of the intersecting beams and wires, the skeleton grid of the enormous signs counterbalances the curvilinear shapes of the U.S. RUBBER sign, seen forward and backward.