Man asleep on blanket with tiny telephone, New Jersey. 1965. by Joel Meyerowitz.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Joel Meyerowitz
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Joel Meyerowitz on the back of print “Man asleep on blanket with tiny telephone, New Jersey. 1965.”
“In the early 1960s, the transistor radio became a popular way of playing music, news, and programs. Within a couple of years, the shape of the radios morphed from a small rectangle to looking like cigarette boxes, bowling balls, sci-fi blobs, and other corny and kitschy forms.
While out for a walk along the Hudson River in Palisades Park, I came across this sleeping beauty – in the middle of the path no less – with the sounds of the top ten squeaking out of his telephone-shaped radio. Such innocence!”
Joel Meyerowitz is an American street, portrait and landscape photographer. He began photographing in color in 1962 and was an early advocate of the use of color during a time when there was significant resistance to the idea of color photography as serious art.
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