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Support: Medium weight, mould-made wove paper
Platemark: 34.8 x 47.9 cm (13 11/16 x 18 7/8 in.); Sheet: 40.5 x 57.7 cm (15 15/16 x 22 11/16 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2006.114.1
Catalogue raisonné: Fine and Looney 141
This series of lithographs shows the artist Benton Spruance’s affinity for Mexican mural painting by such artists as Diego Rivera.
These unusual cross-section views of New York City imagine the daily commute in the big city as a beehive or ant colony that never stops. Morning is the subway commute, while Noon presents dock workers on break during a bustling lunch hour. Evening is back to the subway with the buses running overhead. And Night shows workers performing maintenance while others enjoy time off at a bar, only to start all over again the next day. Jammed with commuters both above and below street level, the series highlights the intermingling of strangers that animates urban life.
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