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Lower Manhattan from Apartment in Brooklyn

1937 Herzl Emanuel Born: Scranton, Pennsylvania 1914 Died: Norwalk, Connecticut, 2002 bronze 8 1/4 x 23 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (21.0 x 60.5 x 3.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost 1986.92.20 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50A


Luce Center Quote

“Hopefully one idea, the strongest, the most persistent, nagging and tenacious will emerge and survive, impose its will, resolve the conflict and cause a work of sculpture to come into being.” Herzl Emanuel, 1983

Luce Center Label

Herzl Emanuel created this piece shortly after he moved to New York. In this early work, he experimented with cubism by breaking up and distorting the traditional landscape format. Lower Manhattan from Apartment in Brooklyn displays patterns of bricks, architectural details, fragments of the Brooklyn Bridge, and ripples of water to create an imagined cityscape of jumbled shapes and crisscrossing lines.

Keywords

Abstract

Cityscape - New York New York

sculpture - relief

metal - bronze

About Herzl Emanuel

Born: Scranton, Pennsylvania 1914 Died: Norwalk, Connecticut, 2002

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