New Year's Eve by Albert Abramovitz

New Years Eve by Albert Abramovitz

New Year's Eve

Albert Abramovitz

Title

New Year's Eve

 
Artist
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
woodengraving 
Image Size
7 7/8 x 10 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
under 25 
Annotations
 
Reference
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FA 5507; GSA WPA artwork p. 51; Metropolitan Museum of Art 43.33769 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
NYC WPA 
Inventory ID
MIST111 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Albert Abramowitz did a number of prints for the New York WPA-PWAP (Public Works of Art Project) that depicted life on the streets of New York, the bread lines and flop houses and a few images like this - New Yorkers celebrating the New Year, perhaps in Times Square, anticipating a better year and thankful for having survived the past year.

This image was created on the end-grain of a block of wood, using engraving tools to carve the subtle white lines that create the image.