(American, b. 1941)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 34.5 x 25.4 cm (13 9/16 x 10 in.); Paper: 35.3 x 27.8 cm (13 7/8 x 10 15/16 in.); Matted: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Gift of Dorothy and Eugene Prakapas 1988.183
© Larry Fink
Larry Fink likes to catch people unaware, but one person here noticed him as he clicked the shutter.
There are two parts to Larry Fink’s Social Graces series: images like this of people attending elite social events in New York City and pictures of celebrations held by the Sabatine family, the artist’s working-class neighbors in rural Pennsylvania. Here, the juxtaposition of guests with the server, who tries to bow out of the picture, is a reminder of the laborers whose efforts make black-tie events possible.
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