From The Collection: New Years Eve

This photograph is one of our favorites from the collection: New Years Eve, NYC (Kiss me, stupid) by American artist Joel Meyerowitz, 1965.
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“A prominently featured marquee in this photograph advertises the romantic comedy Kiss Me, Stupid, in which a piano teacher hires a woman to play the part of his wife when a lascivious performer comes to visit. The title of this photograph indicates that Meyerowitz captured this scene on New Year’s Eve. With this knowledge, a viewer may begin to imagine that a theater employee put those words on the marquee that day in the spirit of the holiday. The quotation marks around the phrase seem to imply an unseen, omnipresent speaker, hinting at the romantic notion this couple might have had that the words were meant for them, inspiring them to follow direction with a kiss.” –Maggie Dethloff, PHOTOdocument exhibition, 2012

Thanks for following us in 2013! Until next year…

image source: New Years Eve, NYC (Kiss me, stupid)

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