Lower Manhattan from Apartment in Brooklyn

  • Herzl Emanuel, Lower Manhattan from Apartment in Brooklyn, 1937, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost, 1986.92.20

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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.

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“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

Title
Lower Manhattan from Apartment in Brooklyn
Artist
Date
1937
On View
Dimensions
8 1/4 x 23 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (21.0 x 60.5 x 3.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1986.92.20
Palette
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