Red Grooms, ‘Red Grooms Grand Central Train Subway Manhattan NYC Cartoon Aquatint Etching’, 1990-1999, Lions Gallery
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Red Grooms Grand Central Train Subway Manhattan NYC Cartoon Aquatint Etching, 1990-1999

Aquatint, Etching
13 3/4 × 16 1/4 in
34.9 × 41.3 cm
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Lions Gallery

Grand Central 1994

Etching and aquatint
Paper size: 13 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches
Image size: 9 x 11 3/4 …

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Red Grooms
American, b. 1937
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Red Grooms’ “Ruckus Manhattan” in the mid-1970s humorously transformed Grand Central Terminal into a 3-D caricature of New York City. “I wanted to do a novelistic portrait of Manhattan from Battery Park to Grant’s tomb,” Grooms explained. The comic-book inspired interactive installation included iconic landmarks—the subway, Central Park, the Apollo Theater, the Woolworth building—populated by life-sized wooden figures of prostitutes, thieves, gamblers, tourists, shoppers, and families, revealing the city’s grit as well as its glamour. It was lauded for its effect of turning Manhattan—then threatening and oppressive—into a place of wonder. Since then, Grooms has “made a career of affectionate parody,” according one critic, through satirical, pop culture-infused prints and sculptural tableaux in homage to his adopted city.

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Grand Central 1994

Etching and aquatint
Paper size: 13 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches
Image size: 9 x 11 3/4 inches
Edition of 30
Published by Pace Editions, Inc.

Red Grooms (born Charles Rogers Grooms on June 7, 1937) is an American multimedia artist best known for his colorful pop-art constructions depicting frenetic scenes of …

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Hand-signed by artist
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Red Grooms
American, b. 1937
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Red Grooms’ “Ruckus Manhattan” in the mid-1970s humorously transformed Grand Central Terminal into a 3-D caricature of New York City. “I wanted to do a novelistic portrait of Manhattan from Battery Park to Grant’s tomb,” Grooms explained. The comic-book inspired interactive installation included iconic landmarks—the subway, Central Park, the Apollo Theater, the Woolworth building—populated by life-sized wooden figures of prostitutes, thieves, gamblers, tourists, shoppers, and families, revealing the city’s grit as well as its glamour. It was lauded for its effect of turning Manhattan—then threatening and oppressive—into a place of wonder. Since then, Grooms has “made a career of affectionate parody,” according one critic, through satirical, pop culture-infused prints and sculptural tableaux in homage to his adopted city.

Red Grooms

Red Grooms Grand Central Train Subway Manhattan NYC Cartoon Aquatint Etching, 1990-1999

Aquatint, Etching
13 3/4 × 16 1/4 in
34.9 × 41.3 cm
.
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