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Collection Online as of February 23, 2024

Hungarian Debutante Ball, New York City

Hungarian Debutante Ball, New York City

(American, 1941–2023)
Image: 34.5 x 25.4 cm (13 9/16 x 10 in.); Paper: 35.3 x 27.8 cm (13 7/8 x 10 15/16 in.); Matted: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
© Larry Fink
Location: not on view

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.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Tom E Hinson. Catalogue of Photography. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1996. Reproduced: P. 158
  • The Year in Review for 1988. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 1-May 14, 1989).
    CMA, March 17 - May 14, 1989: "Photographs: Recent Acquisitions," Gallery 39.
  • {{cite web|title=Hungarian Debutante Ball, New York City|url=false|author=Larry Fink|year=1977|access-date=23 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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