American (1893 – 1963)

New Bridge (or Glendale)1936

Wien 182 ii/ii. Wood engraving on wove japanese paper. One of four unsigned impressions apart from the five impressions that may be signed; there was no edition. Descriptively annotated “Freeway” posthumously in pencil, lower left margin. Very rare. Petrel stamp recto and the Origins of Art stamp verso.

7 ⅛ x 5 ⅝ inches    |   18.1  x  14.3 cm

The Glendale-Hyperion Bridge, completed in 1929, was not far from Landacre’s home in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. In New Bridge, an unusual subject for the artist, Landacre applied his modernist clean lines to create a geometric, precisionist cityscape. New Bridge was published on the cover of Westways magazine in May 1936, and as a tribute to the artist, it was also on the cover of the September 2009 Westways magazine.


Learn more about the artist and his work in our catalogue, PAUL LANDACRE Wood Engravings.