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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)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 44.



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