New York with View of the Flatiron Building

A work made of watercolor with graphite on lightweight, smooth, cream wove paper, discolored to tan, laid down on white wove card (top and lower edges trimmed).
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor with graphite on lightweight, smooth, cream wove paper, discolored to tan, laid down on white wove card (top and lower edges trimmed).

Date:

1910

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

This lively work painted over a graphite sketch is a view looking down Broadway to the Flatiron Building at the corner of Twenty-Third Street and Fifth Avenue. The tall, narrow structure, seven blocks from Stieglitz’s gallery 291, was also the subject of photographs by Marin’s friends Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. This sheet demonstrates Marin’s increasingly fluid handling of paint, particularly where he pulled his brush, loaded with blue wash, around the tops of the buildings. Tilting the paper upright, he allowed the watercolor to pool at the end of each stroke, creating a vibrant pattern of gradating tone.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

New York with View of the Flatiron Building

Origin

United States

Date

1910

Medium

Watercolor with graphite on lightweight, smooth, cream wove paper, discolored to tan, laid down on white wove card (top and lower edges trimmed)

Dimensions

339 × 254 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.372

Copyright

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

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