American (1883 – 1965)
Delmonico Building, 1926
Lithograph on wove paper, full margins.
Edition of ca. 50. Printed by George C. Miller. With the original Weyhe Gallery label.
Signed in pencil.
9 3/4 x 6 11/16 in.; 24.8 x 17 cm. Sheet: 15 1/4x 11 3/8 in.
The provenance is exemplary as the Weyhe Gallery was one of the few New York galleries promoting Modernism in the 1920s.
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