SHEELER, Charles

American (1883 – 1965)

Delmonico Building, 1926

Lithograph on wove paper, full margins.
Edition of ca. 50. Printed by George C. Miller.
Signed in pencil.
9 3/4 x  6 11/16 in.; 24.8 x 17 cm.

Charles Sheeler’s Delmonico Building is a quintessential example of “American Precisionism of the 1920s, translated to lithography. A landmark hotel in New York City at the time, the Delmonico was a towering midtown skyscraper, admired for its setback form. The building typifies the kind of structure that Sheeler and other American artists working in the hard-edged, planar, and geometric style known as Cubist-Realism, and later called Precisionism, found inspiring.” MoMA