The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of April 21, 2024

Untitled (51256)

Untitled (51256)

(American, b. 1933)
Paper: 50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in.)
© Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
Location: not on view

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.
  • Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 25, 2020-June 13, 2021).
  • {{cite web|title=Untitled (51256)|url=false|author=Bruce Davidson|year=1959|access-date=21 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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