Jacob Lawrence, "Street Scene" (1961)
Jacob Lawrence, Street Scene (1961)
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Sidewalk crowds at the popular restaurants. Beautiful college girls in summer shorts, skater dudes in dreads and denim, tourist families with accents, dogs on leashes, everybody fed and happy and shaded by festive street umbrellas in the cheerful afternoon.

People so happy, not even the homeless can interfere. Only the tourists are disquieted, maybe, a little, by the gray stream of ragged passers-by, people without color even in this most vibrant of outdoors.