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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.13
People
William Gedney
Title
India (Man Fixing a Bicycle)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
c. 1970
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Benares
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/323616
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver gelatin print
Dimensions
19.69 x 28.89 cm (7 3/4 x 11 3/8 in.)
Provenance
Howard Greenberg Gallery.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Jose M. Soriano
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.13
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A man in the center of the composition crouches amid a group of bicycles on a quiet street. He works on one bicycle, which reveals his face through its spoked wheels. Next to him, three more bicycles lean against an exterior wall, beneath a wooden doorway. The knotting of flesh and metal create a complex and dynamic composition.

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