The J. Paul Getty Museum

Tenement Sleeping

Object Details

Title:

Tenement Sleeping

Artist/Maker:

Weegee (Arthur Fellig) (American, born Austria, 1899 - 1968)

Culture:

American

Place:

New York, New York, United States (Place Created)

Date:

negative June 1943; print about 1950

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.190.7

Dimensions:

32.9 × 26.7 cm (12 15/16 × 10 1/2 in.)

Copyright:

© International Center of Photography

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Object Description

High-angle shot of a man in his underwear asleep on a fire escape.

Provenance
Provenance
-1984

Daniel Wolf, Inc., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee (September 20, 2005 to January 22, 2006)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), September 20, 2005 to January 22, 2006
Bibliography
Bibliography

Wallis, Brian. Weegee: Murder is My Business (New York: International Center of Photography, 2012),.