New Orleans, French Market by Max Pollak

New Orleans, French Market by Max Pollak

New Orleans, French Market

Max Pollak

Title

New Orleans, French Market

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
etching and color aquatint, printed a la poupée 
Image Size
8 3/8 x 11" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1/100 (likely printed around 20) 
Annotations
pencil editioned; pencil titled along bottom left sheet edge; Friedl Pollak Collection stamp in lower left sheet corner 
Reference
No. 22 on the checklist of titles included in Pollak's exhibition at the Univeristy of California, April 3 - May 15, 1949 
Paper
fibrous cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22526 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Max Pollak did this color intaglio around 1935 when he and his wife Friedl were traveling across the United States, eventually settling in San Francisco, California. On his travels he recorded his impressions, sometimes the architecture and the neighborhoods and activities there.

While in New Orleans he created this work, a view of the 'French Market' located in the French Quarter, founded in 1791 and spanning 5 blocks. In the late 19th century, the Market was given its modern day, bazaar-like structure, designed by Joseph Abeilard, one of America's first African American Architects. With its new permanent home, the French Market continued to grow and add more commercial products, fresh produce and unique commodities that cannot be found anywhere else.

The Farmers Market hosts a special festival every year for the spring harvest of the Creole tomato. The Creole Tomato Festival is free and open to the public to enjoy an endless amount of fresh picked tomatoes and tomato based dishes that are unique to the New Orleans area.

 

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