Flop House by Albert Abramovitz

Flop House by Albert Abramovitz

Flop House

Albert Abramovitz

Title

Flop House

 
Artist
Year
1932  
Technique
block print 
Image Size
8 1/2 x 11" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
under 25 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove Rolland Parchment Made in Canda paper with partial watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
MIST116 
Price
$750.00 
Description
This is a great example of Abramovitz's use of social commentary in his imagery. Here men sleep "flopped" on the floor of a cheap lodging house so tightly packed together that some men have to sleep sitting up with their hats on. The services of this flophouse are so minimal that the men were not given the comforts of blankets or mattresses.