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 inches  |  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

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