Before the Bowery became a trendy neighborhood, it was New York's most famous skid row. Bums, beggars, hookers and homeless lived and died it's streets, alleys and park benches. Funk's portrait is a psychological study of an alcoholic with eyes as blue as robins's eggs set in a face of despair.
Signature: Signed and dated lower right Additional Information 2/15, Other size available. unframed.
Images en Couleur, Brooklyn Museum, 1970. ( This was first major museum exhibition of color photography, Curated by Henri Ghent )
About Mitchell Funk
American, b. 1950