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Chance Meeting


Martin Lewis (American, 1881 - 1962)

Martin Lewis's Chance Meeting draws upon the aesthetic of film noir. The shadowy scene underscores the clandestine nature of the encounter. Lewis's prints are characterized by such dramatically lit images of New York City, the city that at mid-century epitomized modernity. Likewise, the brief and furtive interaction of individuals within an urban setting has come to symbolize the modern condition.

Place object was created: United States

laid paper

Measurements:    height: 15.5 inches    width: 10.75 inches    smallest height: 10.25 inches    smallest width: 7.25 inches

Museum Purchase: Jane Kessler Memorial Fund and Exchange Funds from the Gift of Harry and Mary Dalton 1999.42.1

Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN