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Metropole Café, Broadway Near Times Square, New York

47.25 x 20.5 in. (120.015 x 52.07 cm)

William Claxton (Pasadena, California, 1927 - 2008, Los Angeles, California) Artist

Object Type: Photography
Medium and Support: silver gelatin print on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Ann Salzer and Earl Retif
Accession Number: 2018.9.18

Web Notes
William Claxton is a photographer known for capturing the grit and glamor of 1960s artists  and celebrities, attempting to capture their intimate moments within their craft. His work exudes a lavish quality, highlighting a monumental era.

Metropole Café, Broadway Near Times Square, New York is a photograph depicting a bustling restaurant in a congested part of town. The people in the scene are dressed in both dark and muted colors, resembling a sharp contrast to the bright taxi light and the Broadway style marquis. The importance of the city seems to be less about the people, but more about the institutions that cater to them. 

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