Civic Insomnia (New York) - GERALD GEERLINGS
Aquatint, 1932, Czestochowski 28 (V/V), edition 38. 10 7/8 x 14 1/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Inscribed in the lower left, "1st of 4, 5th trial state, June 4, 1932." This is a superb impression of this tour de force of aquatint. The condition is very good. There's just a faint suggestion of pinpoint foxing marks in the margins, all very inconspicuous. The margins are probably full and untrimmed and the top margin is somewhat narrow. This is a trial proof of the fifth and final state and the printed surface of the image is in superb condition. The catalogue lists twenty-nine impressions in museum collections and consequently this print rarely comes onto the market today. Like his contemporaries; John Taylor Arms, Louis Rosenberg, and Samuel Chamberlain, Geerlings was trained as an architect and later took up printmaking.
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