Jul 17, 2013

Hungarian Debutante Ball, New York City, February 1977

Social Graces

Hungarian Debutante Ball, New York City, February 1977


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Larry Fink

(American, b. 1941)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 32.3 x 21.5 cm (12 11/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Paper: 35.4 x 27.7 cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz in honor of Barbara Tannenbaum 2012.463.28


Did you know?

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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