BUILDING A BABYLON, TUDOR CITY, N.Y.C.

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Martin Lewis

Artist's Biography

Building a Babylon, Tudor City, N.Y.C.

Drypoint, 1929.
Image size 13 x 7 7/8" (33 x 20.7 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 7077
Price: $14,000.00
Publisher :
The stepped pyramidal form of the skyscraper reflects New York City's 1916 zoning laws which required buildings to be setback in specific increments when increasing in height. The buildings became known as "wedding cake architecture." Kennedy Galleries recorded forty-two sales during the artist's lifetime at $36 each.Signed in pencil, inscribed "imp." 20th Century Subjects , New York City , Structures

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