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"Audiences, to become audiences, buy entree from Galopin at the Ritz. With two phones and more languages, he assigns tickets to the few."
  • William Klein
    born 1928
    born: New York, New York, United States
  • "Audiences, to become audiences, buy entree from Galopin at the Ritz. With two phones and more languages, he assigns tickets to the few.", circa 1960
  • "The Last Possessors of the Secrets of Gracious Living," by Edmonde Charles-Roux, published in Esquire magazine, February 1960
  • Where object was made: Paris, France
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24 x 30.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 7/16 x 12 in
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0316
Description

A seated man (identified as Galopin) holds two telephone handsets. One is pressed against his ear. In front of him on a desk is a pile of papers and a lamp with a sign reading “Théâtres.” An art nouveau window is behind him.