Berenice Abbott
Dinty Moore Antiques c.1937

Artwork details

Berenice Abbott 1898–1991
Dinty Moore Antiques
Date c.1937
Medium Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 240 x 180 mm
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax from the Estate of Barbara Lloyd and allocated to Tate 2009

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American photographer Abbott had been in Europe of eight years when she returned to New York for what she planned to be a short visit. There she was struck by the dramatic changes to the urban fabric that had taken place in her absence, and the city’s photographic potential. These two photographs are part of her Changing New York project, which records the city in transition, capturing old buildings on the brink of demolition as well as dramatic new constructions.

February 2016

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