This is the only known Artist's Proof, aside from the regular edition of only 30, of this important early etching by world renowned muralist and draughtsman Richard Haas. This work was de-accessioned from the Nevada Museum of Art, where it was gifted by Wells Fargo Corporation. This work depicts the famed Haughwout building in Manhattan. According to Wikipedia, "The E.V. Haughwout Building is a five-story, 79-foot (24 m) tall, commercial loft building in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway. Built in 1857 to a design by John P. Gaynor, with cast-iron facades for two street-fronts provided by Daniel D. Badger's Architectural Iron Works. It originally housed Eder V. Haughwout's fashionable emporium, which sold imported cut glass and silverware as well as its own handpainted china and fine chandeliers, and which attracted many wealthy clients – including Mary Todd Lincoln, who had new official White House china made there. It was also the location of the world's first successful passenger elevator. In 1965, the building was designated a New York City Landmark.
This is an extremely rare and desirable early work.
Framed and ready to hang.
Image: 25"h x 19.5"w;
Overall (with frame): 34"h x 26.5"w
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Signature: Signed, titled and dated in graphite on the recto (front)
Publisher: Richard Haas (New York, NY)Printer: Richard Haas, Mohammed Khalil, and Catherine Mousley (New York, NY)
De-accessioned from the Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Gift of Wells Fargo
About Richard Haas
American, b. 1936