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Untitled (52670)

1959
(American, b. 1933)
Paper: 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)
© Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
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Location: not on view

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One of Davidson’s best-known series, Brooklyn Gang was inspired by a news story about a teenage gang called the Jokers.

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The pleasures and agonies of teenage romance are captured in Bruce Davidson’s photographs of the gang’s dance parties, which were held variously in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, at a neighborhood school, and in members’ homes. The basement wallpaper seen here—with its fairy-tale figures, including horses, queens, knights, marionettes, and jokers—suggests a domestic setting. The event could have been a farewell party for an older gang member going off to join the army, which was a common occurrence.
Untitled (52670)

Untitled (52670)

1959

Bruce Davidson

(American, b. 1933)
America

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