Sunset Palace Lodge

lan1aArmin Landeck (1905-1884), Sunset Palace Lodge, 1938, drypoint, signed, dated and inscribed “ed 100” in pencil, on a heavy cream wove paper, the full sheet with deckle edges, 6 x 7 7/8 (the sheet 11 x 13 1/2) inches, archival mounting. In pristine condition.

A fine impression, carefully printed with a light veil of plate tone over the buildings and land areas.

Landeck, an eminent American Precisionist, here creates a bleak picture of the late Depression years reminiscent of Hopper’s isolationism.  The sign in front of the Lodge says “Sunset Palace Lodge, Good Eats, Good Beds.”  Landeck noted that this setting was “a place near Woodbury Connecticut.” The print was not editioned when it was made, but was later printed in an edition of 100 (and signed by Landeck), the edition to be included with a deluxe edition of the catalogue raisonne.