Blind Street Peddler, Barcelona

Blind Street Peddler, Barcelona

1933

Dora Maar

(French, 1907-1997)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 39.3 x 29.3 cm (15 1/2 x 11 9/16 in.); Mounted: 41.2 x 31.2 cm (16 1/4 x 12 5/16 in.)

Gift of David Raymond 2008.173

Description

Vision and its opposite, blindness, were important themes for 20th-century avant-garde artists,especially the Surrealists. Maar’s image demonstrates social concern for those reduced to begging to survive, but she also appreciated the irony and oddity of photographing someone who could not see.

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Collection: 
Photography
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Credit line: 
Gift of David Raymond

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