(American, b. 1938)
Gelatin silver print (printed 2005)
Image: 33.5 x 43.6 cm (13 3/16 x 17 3/16 in.); Paper: 40.4 x 50.4 cm (15 7/8 x 19 13/16 in.)
Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2017.309
This quintessential image from Owens’s series Leisure addresses the deflation of the American Dream in the early 1970s America. The artist’s photographs convey both the smug comfort of suburban middle-class affluence and an undercurrent of dissatisfaction and disillusionment.
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