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The Most Beautiful Suicide
On May Day, just after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale  wrote a note. ‘He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good  wife for anybody,’ … Then she crossed it out. She went to the  observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she  gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate  determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations  limousine parked at the curb. Across the street photography student  Robert Wiles heard an explosive crash. Just four minutes after Evelyn  McHale’s death Wiles got this picture of death’s violence and its  composure. The serenity of McHale’s body amidst the crumpled wreckage it  caused is astounding. Years later, Andy Warhol appropriated Wiles’  photography for a print called Suicide (Fallen Body).

thedorseyshawexperience:

The Most Beautiful Suicide

On May Day, just after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. ‘He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody,’ … Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb. Across the street photography student Robert Wiles heard an explosive crash. Just four minutes after Evelyn McHale’s death Wiles got this picture of death’s violence and its composure. The serenity of McHale’s body amidst the crumpled wreckage it caused is astounding. Years later, Andy Warhol appropriated Wiles’ photography for a print called Suicide (Fallen Body).

(Source: exitofbabylon, via booboo-kittyfuk)



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