Pop’s Tavern

ARMIN LANDECK (1905-1984)
Pop’s Tavern.

Drypoint and aquatint, 1934. 155×257 mm; 6 1/8×10 inches, full margins. Reference: Kraeft 45. Edition of 50 (from an intended edition of 100). Signed, dated and inscribed “Ed. 100” in pencil, lower margins. In excellent condition, with full margins, printed on a cream wove paper.

A superb, dark, richly-inked impression; one of Landeck’s most sought after prints.

This is a view of Christopher Street in New York, across from the Hudson Movie Theatre. Landeck’s friend and fellow artist Martin Lewis used the same location for his drypoint Bedford Street Gang, 1935.