MARCELLUS HALL. "First Date." Illustration published on page 24 in Hall's "Legends of the Infinite City: Drawings of New York" (New York: GM Printing, 2003.) Pen, ink, and correction fluid on paper with collaged elements. 286x381 mm; 11 1/4x15 inches. Initialed in lower right corner and captioned in pencil at left; additionally stamped, titled, and dated 2002 on verso. Framed. Accompanying the drawing is a signed and limited first edition of the book (8vo, original binding; fine condition) with 33 plates.
A charming illustration of a young couple's first date in a Chinatown where the focus is more on the regulars than the oblivious lovers' table. Best known for his New Yorker illustrations, Hall's self-published collection is a sharp and witty take on city life in the spirit of the great social satirists such as George Grosz and Saul Steinberg.
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