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Andy Warhol, (August 6, 1928–February 22, 1987)
Unidentified Boys, February 1981
Black and White Print on paper
8 in. x 10 in. (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)


Object Type: Photography
Technique: Polaroid Print
Creation Place: North America, America, North and Central America
Credit Line: Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Accession Number: 2008.5.139


Commentary
[Wall text from Art Pix #1: Streetview: A Spectrum in Black and White]
"Warhol demonstrates the dynamicity of growing up in a city environment. Here we observe a tension between the young children’s confident swagger and leather jackets, and their boyish stature and still round, innocent faces. The bar stool upon which one perches conflicts with the small, chubby hand that he rests upon his knee. Thus we come to question the acceleration of childhood in an urban environment; as a balance is struck between childhood and maturity we as viewers are asked to examine the process of coming of age in the fast-paced world of New York City."
(Alexa Zilberfarb, SC '14)

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