York Avenue Tenements – An Impression from the Edition

Armin Landeck (1905-1984), York Avenue Tenements, drypoint, 1938, signed and dated in pencil lower right,  inscribed “ed 100” lower left margins. Reference: Kraeft 74, only state, from the edition of 100. In very good condition, barely perceptible light tone, remains of prior hinging verso, soft printer’s crease upper right. The full sheet with full margins, printed on a heavy cream wove paper, 10 3/8 x 9, the sheet 14 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches.

A fine impression, printed with a light veil of plate tone.

Landeck said of this print: “…something of the character and mood of that part of New York City. I had a job near there and spent time wandering around the area. This street marks the boundary of the city. Tenements came up to the park – and stopped. Moral: Build more parks!”