Nov 1, 2021
Nov 1, 2021

Jeu de Paume

Jeu de Paume

1967, printed 1980

Joel Meyerowitz

(American, b. 1938)

Dye transfer print

Image: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2021.201


Did you know?

Now a museum, the Jeu de Paume in Paris was built in 1861 as an indoor court for a precursor of tennis.


Joel Meyerowitz here juxtaposes two images of couples that echo one another: one is the painting A Loge at the Italiens by Eva Gonzalès, which hangs in the museum, and the other is the view through the museum window onto a real-life couple. It is a witty pairing, contrasting the 19th and 20th century, an artist’s conception with reality, and painting with photography.

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