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Martin Lewis, N.A. 1881-1962.

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Shadow Dance. 1930. Drypoint and sandpaper ground. McCarron 88. 9 3/8 x 10 7/8 (sheet 13 x 14 7/8). ). Edition 109 recorded impressions. Illustrated: American Etchers: Martin Lewis; Fine Prints of the Year 1931; Prints vol. II, no. 2, 1932, p. 18. A fine impression printed on white wove paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

According to McCarron, "In his record book Lewis crossed out the rejected title Shadow Dance, Sunset before deciding on this title. The location depicted appears to be the intersection of Thirty-fourth Street and Park Avenue, looking west..... Shadow Dance may be seen as one of Lewis's most abstract prints. He all but blocked out the print's one light source, the sun, with two sets of three figures. The figures dominate the space as their shasows and the diagonal perspective lines of the buldings radiate around them, forming kaleidoscopic pinwheel patterns."(page 160).

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