Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Red Brick Factory Long Island City with Empire State Building in Manhattan

$ 6,000
  • Description
    Mitchell Funk's photograph of a Red Brick Factory in Long Island City is as much about color-field theory as it is a document of a brightly painted factory facade. Additionally, Funk's composition is about precise balance and exactitude. Finally, the date this was taken is also significant. In 1974, there was little to no consideration of color photography in the Fine Art world. Since the late 1960s, Funk has rejected the black-and-white orientation of contemporary photography. As a result, we have trailblazing color photographs like "Red Brick Factory in Long Island City" that look fresh and state-of-the-art fifty years after it was taken. Notice the only building that stands out in mid-town Manhattan is the Empire State Building. The other skyscrapers that define mid-town Manhattan today were not built yet.
    Signed and dated on lower right, numbered on verso Edition 3 of 15. Unframed. Other size available, Printed later - Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper
    Mitchell Funk is a pioneer of " Color Photography" In 1970 he participated in one the first " Color Photography" shows at a major museum. Brooklyn Museum, show "Images en Couleur" . 1971 Included he was included in the visionary book "Frontiers of Photography" Time Life. Color ! American Photography Transformed. Amon Carter Museum. He has had more than 50 Photography Magazine Covers and has had covers on Newsweek and Life Magazine among others.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Inkjet Archival Print
    Condition: Good. Excellent
    Creation Date: 1974
    Styles / Movements: Color Field, Color, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 729594
  • Dimensions
    W. 43 in; H. 29 in;
    W. 109.22 cm; H. 73.66 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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