Feb 19, 2014
Jul 6, 2010
Feb 19, 2014

Blind Street Peddler, Barcelona

Blind Street Peddler, Barcelona


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



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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Gift of David Raymond

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