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The Man in the Street: Eugene Atget in Paris.

J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM

Although it's practically a given that Eugene Atget was the most influential photographer of the last century, the Getty may be right in assuming that much of today's audience missed MOMA's exhaustive four-year, four-part Atget survey in the early '8os-- and viewers who did see it may be ready for a refresher. Curator Gordon Baldwin has put together seventy-two prints from the museum's collection, covering the turn-of-the-century Parisian scenes that are the basis of the photographer's reputation: shop windows, empty street corners, prostitutes, tradesmen, parks, and sculptures. These are complemented by a savvy fifteen-piece footnote: street scenes by the likes of Charles Marville and Berenice Abbott. June 20-OCt. 8.
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Author:Grundberg, Andy
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Date:May 1, 2000
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