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


The Empire State Building Art Deco Skyscraper Silhouetted, New York in the 1970s

$ 6,500
  • Description
    The Empire State Building is vividly portrayed as a stand-alone Art Deco skyscraper in an uncluttered New York City sky. Surrounding it is the emptiness of midtown Manhattan. It allowed Photographer Mitchell Funk to embrace the unoccupied space and make a statement about graphic simplicity. The image was taken in 1971 and at that time, there were no competing edifices to interfere with the Empire State Building's iconic shape. In the foreground, Funk frames two statues. They both thrust into the emptiness of the New York sky and act as a counterpoint to the 100-story Art Deco tower. In traditional picture-making, the center of the composition normally commands the viewers eye. In a radical move, Funk abandons traditional thinking and leaves the picture's center completely empty. This image is a stunning example of Funk blending the abstract and representational. It was a finalist for the Time-Life Series - Life Library Of Photography.

    Signed dated and numbered 3/15 lower right recto, other sizes available, unframed, printed later, This work is printed on fine art Hahnemuhle paper. The color will vary from monitor to monitor.
    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, Fortune, New York Magazine 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: 1971
    Styles / Movements: Color Field, Modernism, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 729744
  • 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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