The Magician. Acrylic painting on paper & canvas from the 1990s collection.
Better known as Weegee (his professional name, after an Ouija board), his actual name was Usher Fellig.
It turned out that he actually had his radio tuned to the police frequency. His voyeuristic photographs exposed the underbelly of New York City, mixing popular culture with the experience of immigrants and the working classes, catching the attention of both the news media and the fine art community.
“To me, a photograph is a page from life, and that being the case, it must be real.” Weegee.