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Untitled (Three Men on Bench)

Untitled (Three Men on Bench)

Artist: Gay Block (American, born 1942)
Date: 1982-1985 (printed 2011)
Medium: pigment print
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds from Edward Osowski in honor of Anne Wilkes Tucker, 2015
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Object number: 2015.13
Description
Fascinated by the Jewish inhabitants of South Beach, in Miami, Florida, Gay Block made portraits of many of the elderly charcters she encountered there, including these nattily dressed gentlemen relaxing on a bench. What she found was a community dedicated to enjoying life in the Florida sunshine, playing cards and dominoes and singing songs in Yiddish. By the mid-1980s, this retirement playground was eclipsed by a culture of youth and fashion that dominates it today.
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