New York, East Side: Pike Street by Max Pollak

New York, East Side: Pike Street by Max Pollak

New York, East Side: Pike Street

Max Pollak

Title

New York, East Side: Pike Street

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
1929  
Technique
color etching & aquatint 
Image Size
11 x 6 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
22 of 150  
Annotations
titled, lower left; bears the red stamp F.P.C. for Friedl Pollak Collection; stamped verso "Made in Austria"; copyright Corp. Rud Lesch NY in lower left corner of image 
Reference
Triton cat. 54; No. 26 on the checklist of titles included in Pollak's exhibition at the University of California, April 3 - May 15, 1949 
Paper
ivory laid Van Gelder watermarked paper 
State
published 
Publisher
Rudolph Lesch, NY 
Inventory ID
22478 
Price
$900.00 
Description
Allen Street in Lower Manhattan runs through Chinatown and the Lower East Side. South of Division Street, it is known as Pike Street. The vignette in Pollak's "New York, Eastside Pike Street" suggests a narrow street lined with tenement buildings housing families and their businesses. A LAUNDRY sign is above the head of a seated man reading his newspaper on the sidewalk with his dog nearby. Today Pike Street has been widened and much improved with a median park.