Black Magic



Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998), Black Magic, etching and aquatint, 1929, signed in pencil lower right, titled and annotated (New York, 1928) lower left margin. Reference: Czestochowski 6, fourth state (of 4), from the edition of 100. In excellent condition, with full margins (slight rippling at outer margin edges), 11 3/4 x 6 1/2, the sheet 17 x 12 1/4 inches.

A fine glowing impression, printed on a greenish laid paper with the watermark TG Head & Co.

According to the web site of the Philadelphia Museum of Art this etching and aquatint portrays the Warwick Hotel (on West 54th Street and 6th Avenue, in New York), completed in 1927.  Perhaps not.