September 29, 2011
Goings On About Town: Art by Vince Alleti
The black-and-white photographs from Freedman's 1981 book, “Street
Cops,” might be relics of another, wilder New York, but they've lost
none of their grit and immediacy. Walking or riding with police in the
precincts that covered Alphabet City and Times Square, Freedman
witnessed bar fights, drug arrests, car accidents, and botched
robberies. Channelling Weegee but adding the empathy he lacked, she
doesn't flinch from the decomposing body of a bathroom suicide or the
terrified look of a boy being returned to the home he ran away from.
It's hard to believe this is the first time the work has been exhibited
in New York; it's never looked better. Through Oct. 29.
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