Photographer's Corner

Object Number: 
2002.55
Date: 
1999
Medium: 
Black paper cutouts, laid on white board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Marks: 
Signed at lower left in graphite: "Coron"; verso inscribed and signed: "Photographer's Corner / 1999 -- MTA 23rd St Proposal -- / Beatrice Coron"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left in graphite: "Coron"; verso inscribed and signed: "Photographer's Corner / 1999 -- MTA 23rd St Proposal -- / Beatrice Coron"
Description: 
Paper cut-out that is one of several designs for the artist's submission to a Metropolitan Transit Authority competition for renovations to the 23rd Street subway platform. Extending the idea of the Flatiron's windy corner, the artist described the perspective she took was "as if the viewer had already lost his or her footing, making the landmark buildings appear at times upside down and in unusual perspective." The "worm's eye" perspective shows buildings on four sides, including the Flatiron or Fuller Building on the lower border with a photographer at the far right, while the wind is blowing three figures with umbrellas in various postures.
Credit Line: 
The 20th Century Acquisition Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group