Untitled

Brooklyn Gang

Untitled

1959

Bruce Davidson

(American, b. 1933)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 16 x 24 cm (6 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 25.2 cm (8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Gift of an anonymous donor 2018.723

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Did you know?

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

Description

The gang member making out in the back seat of a car on the way home from Coney Island is Lefty, identifiable by his tattoo. “We always wondered why the girls liked him,” recalled Jokers member Bob Powers. “We never thought he was good-looking, but all the girls loved him. It was amazing.”

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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