The City That Never Sleeps

New York Scenes, 1860-1960

A catalogue published in conjunction with the December 10, 2022 - January 28, 2023 exhibition, The City That Never Sleeps: New York Scenes, 1860-1960. Over 30 works are illustrated in color following a dealer foreword from Eli Sterngass and Douglas Gold. Please contact us to receive a complimentary copy.


Chronologically, the catalogue begins with Hudson River School views by Francis Augustus Silva and William Rickarby Miller of New York Harbor and Staten Island, respectively. The show moves onto the Gilded Age, where the early Jewish-American artist Hermann Hyneman is represented. Ashcan examples by William Glackens, Jerome Myers, and Guy Pene du Bois add to the impression of an ever-bustling and electrifying urban center. The highlight of the exhibition is a large wintry street scene of Hudson Street in the Tribeca neighborhood by the impressionist Guy Wiggins. The circa 1935 painting was originally in the inventory of the Grand Central Art Gallery and portrays the Art Deco tower of the Western Union Building, in addition to the commercial warehouse of The Paul R. Dillon Company, one of the largest of the wholesale dealers of eggs and butter in the region.  Gritty works by WPA artists Bertram Hartman and William Sharp round out the later years of the Great Depression, before giving light to a wonderful rooftop masterpiece by Herman Rose, which was detailed in a 1955 ArtNews article written by Fairfield Porter.


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