Duane Hanson, 1977
The woman sitting and the dog are sculptures; everyone else was real, I think.
2 second exposure with the camera resting on a banister.
Oddly, I could find no indication on any of the Whitney’s outdoor rooftop art as to whose work it was or what the titles of the pieces were. Nor did a review of their web site turn up anything useful. So I have named this one myself. Apologies to the sculptor.
Went to the Whitney Museum to see the Danny Lyons exhibit. This is an incredible body of work and I recommend it strongly to anyone with an interest in powerful documentary photography – Danny Lyons is the photographer I wish I could have been.
The show begins with his pictures of the Civil Rights struggles of the ’60s and unfortunately I felt like his photographs, above, could almost have been taken today – hence my morose post title.