Snow on the 'El'. 1931. Drypoint and sandpaper ground. McCarron 95. 14 x 9 (sheet 17 1/2 x 12 5/8). Edition 49 recorded impressions (including 5 trial proofs). A rich, tonal impression printed on Whatman antique laid paper with full margins. Signed and dedicated 'To Beatrice Bruehl with all good wishes- from M.L. Dec. 25/43' in pencil. Housed in a 25 3/4 x 19 5/8 x 1-inch modernist gold leaf frame. $60,000.
The location is Twenty-third Street and Sixth Avenue, New York City. By the mid-20th century, a coalition of commercial establishments and building owners along Sixth Avenue campaigned to have the El removed. The El was closed on December 4, 1938 and came down in stages, beginning in Greenwich Village in 1938-39; the 6th Avenue Subway replaced it several years later.
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