Where to buy … Mark Cohen: True Color
Mark Cohen’s photographs of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., capture suburban America in the 1970s.
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Future filmmakers seeking to learn what suburban America looked like in the 1970s could do worse than turn to Mark Cohen’s photographs of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Old women wear their hair wrapped in head scarves. Young mothers wear floral-print dresses. And lots of polyester-clad kids smile out from lush prints that often seem like the most beautiful Polaroids ever taken. Cohen took these pictures in his 30s, but a recurring theme is the fleeting nature of youth. In one, a boy who couldn’t be older than 12 joyously takes a drag off a cigarette, while a companion sucks on a lollipop. 529 W. 20th St., (212) 627-0006, through Aug. 28. Prices: $6,500 a print.