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Untitled (Three Men on Bench)
Date: 1982-1985 (printed 2011)
Artist: Gay Block
American, born 1942
Medium: Pigment print
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds from Edward Osowski in honor of Anne Wilkes Tucker, 2015
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.
Object Number: 2015.13
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