Untitled, no. 58 of 69, from the illustrated book, Album
Album,New York, Peter Blum Edition, 1994
No. 58 of 69
In this photograph, it is about one o’clock
in the afternoon and it is Sunday brunch.
You see him here. He just got up so he is
in one of his negligés, of flannel, white
flannel, there on the left. And he is
teaching his children how to use a gun.
The fact is that his children are not doing
anything. Pierre is there next to me, on
the right. So it’s the two cousins who use
Now the whole family is gathered and the
mother is not there. Sure enough, I guess
she’s seeing that the food is being
But Sadie is there, in white. You see that
pussycat face on the right? And I am
right next to her. But you see how
everybody is proper and well dressed —
So if you say, why do I object to my
father’s behavior, it’s that he broke the
rules all the time. All I say is that it is
disturbing. It presents a kind of injustice.