Pittsburgh at Night - HARRY GOTTLIEB
Medium: lithograph printed in colors
Lithograph printed in colors, 1937, very small edition. 13 x 19 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this rare print. The condition is fine apart from slight darkening here and there at the extreme outer edges of the sheet. The margins are full. This exceptional print relates to Gottlieb's similarly fine work in the silkscreen medium. Like Harry Sternberg and Blanche Grambs, he spent time in Pennsylvania viewing the factories and meeting the workers and the results were some compelling and memorable prints from the era. As quoted in David Acton's book, A Spectrum of Innovation (1990), page 142, "Although today's viewers may consider an industrial plant ugly, dehumanizing, and environmentally threatening, to Gottlieb and the depression-era Social Realists, a working factory was a thing of potential and awesome beauty."
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