Mar 05, 2020 - Sale 2532

Sale 2532 - Lot 162

Price Realized: $ 10,625
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
MARTIN LEWIS
Shadows on the Ramp.

Drypoint and sandpaper ground, 1927. 228x266 mm; 9x10 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of 75. Signed and inscribed "imp." in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, luminous impression with sharp contrasts and richly-inked burr.

This drypoint was executed the same year as Lewis' first solo exhibition in New York, at the gallery Kennedy & Co.

According to McCarron, "The composition of Shadows on the Ramp is particularly well organized. The group of four figures, enlivened by the placement of heads and legs, is set against the strong angular shapes of the buildings and their shadows. Lights burning in carefully chosen windows provide additional interest." McCarron 64.