Pastel over mezzotint on paper
Overall: 23 1/2 x 35 1/4 in. ( 59.7 x 89.5 cm ) with accessory: 36 x 50 in. ( 91.4 x 127 cm )
Signed and inscribed at lower right in white pastel: "McPHERSON 1986
Mezzotint colored with pastel. The foreground shows the roof and girders of McPherson's studio building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
This mezzotint was part of a series of 90 and this is a rejected proof that the artist obliterated with pastel. The foreground shows the roof and girders of McPherson's studio building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Over the top of the building is seen the East River and part of the skyline of Manhattan. The artist is a realist whose paintings, drawings, and prints are involved with the interplay of artificial and natural light. His subjects are often scenes of New York City.
Gift of Wilbur and Judith Ross
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