Jan 27, 2022 - Sale 2593

Sale 2593 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

LOUIS LOZOWICK (1892-1973)

Barge Canal—Harlem.
Color woodcut. 232x142 mm; 9 1/4x5 5/8 inches, full margins. Edition of only 15. Signed, dated and numbered 5/15 in pencil, lower right. 1940.

A very good impression of this extremely scarce woodcut. Flint 172.

In the 1930s with the onset of the Great Depression, Lozowick turned toward depicting the social reality of New York City and its residents who were affected by economic despair. He also worked for public programs that supported artists, such as the New York Graphic Arts Division of the WPA and the Treasury Relief Art Project creating numerous prints and, most notably, in 1936, a mural for the New York City General Post Office.