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Cologne, Germany
  • Elliott Erwitt
    born 1928
    born: Paris, France
  • Cologne, Germany, 1972
  • Son of Bitch
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20.3 x 35 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of H. M. G. Associates
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0141.58

Black-and-white image of two figures and a dog on an asphalt surface. The legs of a tall figure are visible in the left side of the image, holding the hand of a young child, who is visible from shoulders to feet. The child is wearing a black jacket and plaid pants, and the child's body is turned toward a small dog in the right side of the image. The dog is further in the background, and the dog's collar is tied to a cement wall that runs along the top of the image. There are dark puddles along the bottom of the cement wall. The dog has long, curly white fur, and it is facing the viewer.