Construction Site on Madison Avenue, Looking Toward Rockefeller Center

Louis Faurer, Photographer (American, 1916-2001)

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For a New York street photographer like Louis Faurer, the city is always the backdrop. [new para] Like an establishing shot in a 1940s film noir, Faurer’s poetic New York nightscape is illuminated by the lights of the towering Rockefeller Center, while pedestrians pass as shadows along Madison Avenue.

Object Information

Louis Faurer (American, 1916-2001)
creation date
1947-1949, printed 1980
gelatin silver print affixed to artist's mount
11 x 14 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
inscribed in pencil, verso, U.C.: New York, N.Y. circa 1947 | signed and dated in pencil, verso, C.: © Louis Faurer / 1980 | inscribed in pencil, verso, L.L.-L.R.: SPC10191 PF46221 32.15
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Martha Delzell Memorial Fund
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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