Back seat of a car. From the series, ” Brooklyn Gang.” New York City, USA 1959

Bruce Davidson

2019

£240.00

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Original Title Back seat of a car. From the series, " Brooklyn Gang." New York City, USA 1959
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Description

Back seat of a car. From the series, ” Brooklyn Gang.” New York City, USA. 1959. By Bruce Davidson.

Specifications

6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print

Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper

Signed on verso by Bruce Davidson

Mint condition

Statement from Bruce Davidson on the back of print

“You’re looking at Lefty and his girlfriend, members of a Brooklyn gang who referred to themselves as ‘The Jokers,’ on a trip to Bear Mountain State Park. this photograph is not meant to be risque. these were young, teenage kids who had a great deal of spirit. energy and and love us lives that were reckless, unstable and oftentimes dangerous. In the words of Pauley, who was a friend of gang member Bengie, ‘We didn’t come from dysfunctional families, the whole neighborhood was dysfunctional.’

At the time, I thought it was a little strange to be photographing The Jokers on the way to a state park, a trip sponsored by the Youth Board. The gang was completely out of their element. No mean streets, not a worry on their minds, just time to explore themselves and their surroundings. They were free, and it was captivating.”

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Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg