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Gambler, French Riviera

Artist:
Lisette Model (American, born Austria, 1901–1983)
Date:
1937
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
28.7 x 23.2 cm (11 5/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.87
Rights and Reproduction:
© The Lisette Model Foundation, Inc.
Not on view
Model was in search of those individuals, spawned by modern urban culture, who were at home nowhere but in that element and who only indirectly or perversely observed traditional codes of social etiquette. Her photograph of a gambler drowsing, eyes half-open like a cat in the sun, tells as much about his cunning at the tables as it does of his custom of whiling away the afternoons alone, in the company of others equally alone.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in pencil on original mount, verso, center [mount and print detached]: "Lisette Model // 1937 Nice [underlined]"; top center: "Promenade des Anglais".
[Sander Gallery, New York]; John C. Waddell, New York (September 30, 1982)

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