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Winner - B: <i>Self-Portrait with Mannequins, Hollywood</i>
View both Weegee photographs
As part of the exhibition, First Look: Collecting for Philadelphia (July 13 – September 8, 2013), the Museum presented two photographs by the celebrated artist known as Weegee. A press photographer in New York City, Weegee was embraced by both the popular media and the art world. His uncanny instinct for tracking down newsworthy scenes led to his unique pseudonym—derived, legend has it, from Ouija boards used for fortune-telling.

During the run of the exhibition, the Museum solicited feedback from visitors about which of these two Weegee photographs they thought should enter the Museum’s permanent collection. The Museum is delighted to announce that Self-Portrait with Mannequins, Hollywood generated the most positive feedback.

Thank you to all our visitors for their insightful comments, which you may read below, and to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D’Orazio, who contributed funds to purchase the photograph.

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B I LIKE THE CAR

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ALEX - 8.24.2013 - 1:09 PM
Definitely B b/c that is exactly how we treat celebrities in Hollywood. We want to steal them away in our car all for ourselves.

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Colin - 8.24.2013 - 1:06 PM
I choose A, because his eyes are real creepy in B. Real. Creepy.

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Sam - 8.24.2013 - 1:04 PM
I really like the "Self Portrait with Mannequins, Hollywood". The work is great on many levels. It is somewhat surreal and also quite funny. The expression on the artist is totally hilarious. This contrasts with the mannequins. It's also funny that there's the gender difference between the only "real person" and the mannequins. That "he" is outnumbered makes it somewhat funny. Now looking closer at the work, I noticed that one of the "mannequins" is actually a real person. This adds an additional level to the work.So, there's some reasons why I like this piece. Of course, maybe you can get a reduced rate if you buy both of them? Of maybe some rich person with lots of money (from the Main Line or Chestnut Hill) will step forward and donate some money?Best luck with the purchase. (as an aside the system did not like my original posting since I had used another word for "gender". Must be the NSA at work!!)

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BARRYP - 8.23.2013 - 7:26 PM
B PERHAPS THE SIGHTSEEING TOUR STARTS RIGHT HERE. A BIT LIKE ACTORS IN THE ZOO OR IS THAT USLOVE IT!

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FAITH - 8.23.2013 - 7:17 PM
B It is art, composed out of the imagination showing the whimsy and depth of the artist.

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ltb - 8.23.2013 - 4:26 PM
I prefer A. Humanity at it's best!

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SUSAN - 8.23.2013 - 4:14 PM
A

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rebecca - 8.23.2013 - 2:35 PM
A PLEASE!

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Anonymous - 8.23.2013 - 2:33 PM
A- BECAUSE B I DON'T LIKE CLOWN'S!

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LACEY - 8.23.2013 - 2:27 PM
B--LOVE IT!

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SUSAN - 8.23.2013 - 2:24 PM
A - THE OTHER ONE IS TOO ODD FOR ME.

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MEGHAN - 8.23.2013 - 2:23 PM
A IS THE BEST

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MARK - 8.23.2013 - 2:19 PM
I LIKE A BECAUSE MY GRANDMA DOES.

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ANNA - 8.23.2013 - 2:13 PM
A is real....B is too vain

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Monique - 8.23.2013 - 2:11 PM
Option B because ... because Yes

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Eugenio - 8.23.2013 - 2:01 PM
b is the one! are those movie stars who have turned themselves into lifeless idols wanting to share time with reality???

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mb - 8.23.2013 - 1:48 PM
A looks like anyone living in New York City can take. B is really nice, fun and retro. I would definitely showcase something like this in my home.

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Jennifer - 8.23.2013 - 1:07 PM
B IS FUN

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TODD - 8.23.2013 - 1:05 PM
I like photo A. I prefer the realism.

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Geena - 8.23.2013 - 12:40 PM

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