Le Chat Noir, Paris, or “The Studio Cat”, André Kertész via poboh
André Kertész (2 July 1894 – 28 September 1985), born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition. Kertész never felt that he had gained the worldwide recognition he deserved. Today he is considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism.
Two on the Aisle by Edward Hopper, 1927 via whataboutbobbed: “This painting was sold at the time for $1,500, enabling Hopper to purchase an automobile, which he used to make field trips to remote areas of New England [wiki]”