The view from over there

(Credit: Urbanite)

Very cool new show up at the British Museum in London called "The American Scene" that features lithographs and prints from the late 19th to the mid 20th Century. The one above, called simply "New York," by the Ukrainian born Precisionist Louis Lozowick. He emigrated to the U.S. in the mid 1920's where he became fascinated by "the verticals of its smokestacks, the parallels of its car tracks, the squares of its streets, the cubes of its factories, the arc of its bridges, the cylinders of its gas tanks"A few more items in the show, or at least on the website that have specific Gotham related content include this one from George Bellows, which shows typical illegal backroom boxing matches which were common in Manhattan bars in the early part of the century

This little tender moment from Edward Hopper on the old 3rd Ave El:

An odd 1931 drypoint from Martin Lewis:

And our favorite, this Greenwich Village street scene called "Spring Night," also by Martin Lewis. Anybody know where exactly in the Village this is?

Tags: art , drawing , street scenes , new york , arts

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