Fritz Eichenberg - City Lights

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  • Fritz Eichenberg - City Lights
  • Fritz Eichenberg - City Lights
  • Fritz Eichenberg - City Lights

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Fritz Eichenberg (1901 - 1990)

City Lights, 1934

Wood engraving on wove paper

From the edition of 200

Signed in pencil, lower margin

Image dimensions: 6.25 x 4.75 inches

Sheet dimensions:  11.75 x 9 inches

Printed by Ernest David Roth

Presented in a hand-finished spline joined mahogany wood cap profile frame with an ebonized stain.  Deep bevel conservation rag matting, protected with museum anti-reflective uv-filtering glass.

In the 1930s, Eichenberg became enthralled with recording his observations of downtown New York. As in several of the prints he executed for the WPA, City Lights features the streets of Manhattan teeming with activity. Unlike the Social Realists, Eichenberg was not interested in exposing the destitute conditions of city living during the Great Depression. Instead, he captures the excitement of nightlife, representing musicians, sailors, and glamorous-looking women beneath street signs, marquees, and advertisements that shine brightly against the night sky.

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