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MARTIN LEWIS Beford Street Gang.
Drypoint and sandpaper ground, 1935. 225x365 mm; 8 7/8x14 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately only 25. Signed in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, richly-inked, luminous impression of this extremely scarce print.
According to McCarron, "The location depicted is Bedford Street in Greenwich Village, looking north toward Christopher Street. The brightly lighted marquee at upper right is the Hudson Movie Theater, today the Lucille Lortel Theater."
We have found only 7 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. McCarron 116.