"That crazy feeling in America when the sun is hot on the streets and music comes out of the jukebox on from a nearby funeral, that's what Robert Frank has captured in these tremendous photgrahpas taken as he travelled on the road around practically 48 states in an old used car (on tGuggegeneheime effelelewship) and with the agility, mystery, genius, sadness and strang e secrecy of a shadow photographed scenes that have never been seen before on film. For this he will definitely be hailed as a great new artist in his field. After seeing these pictures you d end up finally not knowing any more wheteher a jukebox is sadder than a coffin..."
- from the first draft of Jack Kerouac's introduction to The Americans (1957)
Dropped by the Robert Frank exhibition at the Met on Friday.