Jan 14, 2020
Jan 20, 2020

Untitled (51256)

Brooklyn Gang

Untitled (51256)


Bruce Davidson

(American, b. 1933)

Gelatin silver print

Paper: 50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in.)

Gift of an anonymous donor 2018.713


Did you know?

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


Most of the gang members were 15 or 16 years old. “No matter where it was,” reminisced Jokers member Bob Powers, “we used to carve our names.” Pete, whose name is on the Coca Cola cooler, was one of the Jokers.

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