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Walker Evans

Centre Pompidou, Paris

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The Centre Pompidou presents the first major museum retrospective of Walker Evans’s work in France. Through his attention to the details of everyday life and urban banality, he largely helped to define the visibility of 20th century American culture. This retrospective looks back at the artist’s entire career, from his first photographs of the late 20s to the Polaroids of the 70s, through more than 300 vintage prints from leading international collections, and around 100 documents and objects. It also devotes considerable attention to the postcards, enamel plaques, cut-out images and graphic ephemera Evans collected throughout his life, highlighting his fascination with vernacular culture. Find out more about the Walker Evans exhibition from the Centre Pompidou’s website.

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New York City Street Corner (1929), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

New York City Street Corner (1929), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Main Street, Saratoga Springs, New York (1931), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © Fernando Maquieira, Cromotex

Main Street, Saratoga Springs, New York (1931), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © Fernando Maquieira, Cromotex

Joe's Auto Graveyard (1936), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © Ian Reeves

Joe’s Auto Graveyard (1936), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © Ian Reeves

Allie Mae Burroughs, Wife of a Cotton Sharecropper, Hale Country, Alabama (1936), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © Collection particulière

Allie Mae Burroughs, Wife of a Cotton Sharecropper, Hale Country, Alabama (1936), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © Collection particulière

Subway Portrait (1941), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © National Gallery of Art, Washington

Subway portrait (1941), Walker Evans. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Photo: © National Gallery of Art, Washington

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