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“Here it seemed that everyone was sort of alone more:” Robert Frank and “The Americans”

Phillip Gefter wrote an article in the New York Times about the 50th anniversary re-printing of Robert Frank’s “The Americans” and mentioned that a huge show is being mounted at the National Gallery of Art in DC.  It will include all 81 contact sheets from the book.  I immediately thought, “well, Museumist, now we have to get ourselves to DC… better start looking at flights!”  And then, wonders of wonders, I saw that when the show is over in DC it will go on the road:  first to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and then to the Met.  Which is a relief, because a BART ticket is much cheaper than any airline and my bed is more comfortable than my college friend’s sofa. Continue reading