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Untitled (Stop Sign)

Untitled (Stop Sign)

Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975)
Date: 1974
Medium: internal dye diffusion transfer print (Polaroid SX-70)
Dimensions:
Image: 3 1/16 × 3 1/16 in. (7.8 × 7.8 cm)
Support: 4 1/4 × 3 1/2 in. (10.8 × 8.9 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Hubbard, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.19.3
Description
Best known for his influential black-and-white photographs of mid-century American vernacular architecture and signage – as well as the powerful photographs he made in the southern U.S. during his short stint with the Farm Security Administration – Evans began making color pictures with the Polaroid SX-70 camera in 1972 and used it for two years, creating more than 2,400 images. His lifelong love of text, signs, home-made objects, and things that bear evidence of time or heavy use are evident in this piece.
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