Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Artblogging: New York


An etching by John Sloan, Roofs, Summer Night, 1906, from an online gallery of his work at Sloan’s New York, found via a post on Sloan’s art by Charley Parker at his Lines and Colors blog.

Dover published a book of his prints in 1978, New York Etchings 1905-1949, which is worth seeking out.



Flying Concellos, a 1936 etching by Reginald Marsh, one of a number of his prints to be seen at Harris Schrank Fine Prints. From the gallery’s description:
Arthur Concello’s act made circus history when his wife Antoinette joined him in performing the triple somersault in the late ’30s at Madison Square Garden, New York, the two performers both attaining the triple to display the highest peak of team flying ever witnessed at that time.
Dover published a nice monograph in 1983, Reginald Marsh’s New York by Marilyn Cohen.



Sailor’s Delight, 1945, by Cecil Bell, from a post by Uncle Eddie, New York: Paradise for Painters.



From Greg Constantine’s book, Vincent Van Gogh Visits New York. See the rest of the drawings on Michael Sporn’s Splog: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.


As the seventeen-year-old Karl Rossmann, who had been sent to America by his unfortunate parents because a maid had seduced him and had a child by him, sailed slowly into New York harbour, he suddenly saw the Statue of Liberty, which had already been in view for some time, as though in an intenser sunlight. The sword in her hand seemed only just to have been raised aloft, and the-unchained winds blew about her form. ‘So high,’ he said to himself, and quite forgetting to disembark, he found himself gradually pushed up against the railing by the massing throng of porters.
The opening of Franz Kafka’s Amerika. The illustration is from Kafka for Beginners by David Zane Mairowitz and Robert Crumb.



From The Jew of New York, a wonderful book by Ben Katchor.



Snuff Shop, 113 Division Street, New York, 1938, photographed by Berenice Abbott.



Filming New York in LA: Sam Fuller talks through the opening scenes of his film, Pickup on South Street. Also a treasure worth finding is a little book of photos with words by Mr Fuller, New York in the 1930s.



Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Message, from a selection of New York songs posted by Kenan Malik to mark the day today.

3 comments:

newcentrist said...

Nice NYC post. I tried to comment on one of your Artblogging posts and it did not come through.

NYC graf origins:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4257690214845727133

Hope we have a chance to drink a few pints again next year.

kellie said...

Thanks for the link - I look forward to watching it. It would be lovely to meet again - the research you were talking about reminded me of a Ben Katchor (above) story!

newcentrist said...

wrong link. Here is the correct one (different film):
http://vimeo.com/941073

"Wild Style" is fun but this is the real deal.

BTW, started blogging again.