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Bridge Over Brooklyn

A work made of photogravure in black on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of photogravure in black on white wove paper.

Date:

2007

Artist:

Lothar Osterburg
German, born 1961

About this artwork

New York-based artist Lothar Osterburg’s Bridge over Brooklyn is a much more nostalgic image than Craig McPherson’s haunting mezzotint of New York City, Yankee Stadium at Night. Osterburg began by building a miniature model, which he photographed through a magnifying lens. By etching this negative onto the printing plate using the 19th-century method of photogravure, he created this highly tonal image. Despite their differing, yet equally labor-intensive and retrospective intaglio processes, Osterburg and McPherson arrive at a similar place through their shared emphasis on palpable texture, the contrast between light and shade, and the powerful darkness of the city at night.

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Artist

Lothar Osterburg

Title

Bridge Over Brooklyn

Origin

Germany

Date

2007

Medium

Photogravure in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

479 × 612 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Robert Hixon Glore

Reference Number

2008.222

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