Mar 05, 2020 - Sale 2532

Sale 2532 - Lot 177

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
The Builders.

Etching, aquatint and drypoint, 1933. 250x303 mm; 9 7/8x11 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 100. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by the Association of American Etchers, New York. A very good impression.

Closely-related in subject matter and composition to Lewis Hine's (1874-1940) iconic New York photographs of high altitude I-beam iron workers. The Builders by Allen (1894-1964) depicts daredevil riveters securing the steel beams of the Empire State Building. Ryan 62.