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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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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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2021
Red GroomsMarlborough New York
2019
Marlborough at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair 2019Marlborough New York
2017
Red Grooms: New York On My MindMarlborough New York
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Slushing (Knestrick 32), 1971

Lithograph
22 × 28 in
55.9 × 71.1 cm
Edition 43/75
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$5,200
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed with personal inscription on bottom right
Frame
Included
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Red Grooms
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$4,950–$5,500
This work
$0
$11,550+

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Framework: Selected Prints and Works on Paper 1971 - 2010
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