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JOHN MARIN New York Telephone Company Building from the River.
Color crayons on paper mounted on card stock, circa 1927-30. 187x216 mm; 7 1/2x8 1/2 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right recto.
Provenance: The Downtown Gallery, New York; private collection, New York; private collection, Chicago.
Marin (1870-1953) likely made the current drawing soon after the completion of this building in downtown Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. The New York Telephone Company building is a stepped, 32-story building designed in the Art Deco style by Ralph Walker of Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker, and was Walker's first major commission as well as one of the first Art Deco skyscrapers. Contemporary publications described the building as being "Modernistic" or "Modern Perpendicular." It occupies the entire block bounded by West Street to the west, Barclay Street to the north, Vesey Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east, abutting the World Trade Center.