Untitled (Buried Alive)
Harry Lapow began frequenting Coney Island to capture quirks of the beach and boardwalk after receiving a Ciroflex camera on his forty-third birthday. He was intrigued by the camera’s ability to isolate details and fleeting moments of everyday life. Here, a toddler’s crossed legs appear above the head of a buried woman whose eyes are covered by a floral towel. In cropping this beach sighting, Lapow crafts a surprising juxtaposition, forming an unlikely dynamic between the lively child and the masked adult.
Gelatin silver print
sheet: 14 x 10 15/16 in. (35.6 x 27.8 cm)
image: 12 1/8 x 9 1/16 in. (30.8 x 23 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Harry Lapow 1973"
Gift of the artist
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Harry Lapow (American, 1909-1982). Untitled (Buried Alive), 1973. Gelatin silver print, sheet: 14 x 10 15/16 in. (35.6 x 27.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 82.148.6. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 82.148.6_PS9.jpg)
overall, 82.148.6_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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