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Valencia (Bullfight), 1950

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What has been a venerated tradition in Spanish culture, the bullfight, is seen here from a modern perspective. Frank obscures the costumed toreador, eliminates human facial expressions, and makes the sword-stabbed bull the focal point of the photograph. In doing so, he offers an unromantic look at a sport that remains popular in Spain, despite outcry against the inhumane treatment of animals.

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Robert Frank (#487)
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Title
Valencia (Bullfight)
Artist Life
American (born Switzerland), 1924 - 2019
Role
Photographer
Accession Number
86.18.2
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