West Street, New York

A work made of watercolor and graphite on lightweight, slightly textured, off-white wove paper.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor and graphite on lightweight, slightly textured, off-white wove paper.

Date:

1910

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

On this sheet, Marin improvised with his fingers, touching in dots of black, blue, red, and yellow among the wheels of horse carts and trucks rendered in sketchy graphite and purple wash. These small, expressive dots bear the ridges of his fingerprints and appear as partial, repeated marks that at some times suggest movement and at others operate more as punctuation marks, accenting the scene and contrasting with the more rigorously rendered buildings. These touches of bright pigment on white paper act as musical notes skittering across a score, suggesting the interplay of sight, sound, and movement.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

West Street, New York

Origin

United States

Date

1910

Medium

Watercolor and graphite on lightweight, slightly textured, off-white wove paper

Dimensions

177 × 254 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.368

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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