Horacio Coppola

London

1934

In Tate Modern

Artist
Horacio Coppola 1906–2012
Medium
Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 204 × 144 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tate Members 2013 and forming part of Eric and Louise Franck London Collection
Reference
P80306

Display caption

Coppola’s photographic series London documents street life in the city during 1934. Various vendors, artists, and bystanders are featured. The person depicted here is appealing to the charity of passers-by through the use of a gramophone or record player. Coppola’s photograph indicates the widespread use of the modern device (invented in 1887), and the reproduction of popular music in London streets. 

Gallery label, January 2022

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