Restaurant, U.S. 1, Leaving Columbia, South Carolina

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Restaurant, U.S. 1, Leaving Columbia, South Carolina

United States, 1955, printed later
Photographs
Gelatin-silver print
Unframed: 11 x 14 in. (27.94 x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Ruthe and Philip Feldman (M.81.294.11)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Robert Frank frames a portion of a restaurant, empty of customers, with an image from the television frozen in time....
Robert Frank frames a portion of a restaurant, empty of customers, with an image from the television frozen in time. The uneven tilt of the camera creates a sense of restlessness, as if the photographer could not stay long enough to frame this scene carefully. The fleeting subject of the photograph is in competition with the radiant natural light glaring upon the tabletop, which overwhelms the new, artificial radiance of the television screen.
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Bibliography

  • Phil Freshman.  Los Angeles County Museum of Art Report, July 1, 1981-June 30, 1983.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984.
  • Price, Lorna.  Masterpieces from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1988.