Pedestrians on Brooklyn Bridge

A work made of graphite on lightweight, smooth, tan wove paper, laid down on ivory wove card (all edges trimmed).
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of graphite on lightweight, smooth, tan wove paper, laid down on ivory wove card (all edges trimmed).

Date:

1920/29

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

The upward thrust of the Brooklyn Bridge’s two Gothic arches and the powerful pull exerted by its network of high-tension cables, depicted so effectively in this taut drawing, embodied Marin’s concept of weights and balances. Formally, the great bridge also offered a framing device for the skyline and challenged the artist’s long-standing interest in linear systems.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Marin

Title

Pedestrians on Brooklyn Bridge

Origin

United States

Date

1920–1929

Medium

Graphite on lightweight, smooth, tan wove paper, laid down on ivory wove card (all edges trimmed)

Dimensions

136 × 193 mm (primary support); 247 × 297 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.384

Copyright

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

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