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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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Lothar Osterburg

Title

Bridge Over Brooklyn

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

2007

Medium

Photogravure in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

47.9 × 61.2 cm (18 7/8 × 24 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Robert Hixon Glore

Reference Number

2008.222

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