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Message on a Pillar: Woman with Glasses in Car

Creator:
Alen MacWeeney (Irish, born 1939) (Photographer)
Title:
Message on a Pillar: Woman with Glasses in Car
Alternate Titles:
New York Subways
Date:
1977, printed 1979
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Print Size: 10 7/8 x 13 15/16 in. (27.7 x 35.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Library Purchase, 2013.
Department:
Photography Collection
Object Number:
113PH022.008
Markings:
On verso (in graphite): signed Alen MacWeeney c (circled) 1977-79// New York Subways; L; printed on label affixed to print: ALEN MACWEENEY C (circled) 1982// 171 FIRST AVENUE, N.Y.C.; (annotated in ink on label): 4; subway '77-79
Notes:
Letter (ie. 'L') annotated on print verso represents the year of when photograph was taken, later prints reverted to numbers after the end of alphabet and after 26 years. Hence, the rolls of negatives and contacts sheets for this series were labeled 'L' and the job #1, which are identified as '77_01' in my contact sheets and job list [see alternate numbers]. Many of these images are diptychs, so there are often two sets of numbers for "roll number-frame number" separated by a colon. [Note from e-mail correspondence with the artist, Apr-03-2013]
Provenance:
Alen MacWeeney