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James Bleecker
Manhattan View from Upper Harbor (New York City Skyline & The Statue of Liberty)

2018

$2,500

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Contemporary black and white photograph of the New York City skyline and The Statue of Liberty archival pigment print on watercolor paper, unframed & made to order 24 x 20 inch paper size, ed. of 25 Also available in the following sizes: 50 x 40 inch paper size, ed. of 15, $6500 70 x 60 inch paper size, ed. of 10, $11,500 This black and white cityscape photograph was taken by Manhattan based photographer, James Bleecker. The dazzling scene is captured from behind The Statue of Liberty as she looks over the New York City skyline. Famous NYC landmarks including The Freedom Tower, The Empire State Building, and The Chrysler Building stand tall on the horizon. Bright city lights contrast against a dark night sky. The print measures 24 x 20 inches and is made to order. Artist Statement: My first glimpse of the unfinished Freedom Tower convinced me to document its construction. That rainy evening, security lights dimly traced a framework that filled my vision and disappeared into the clouds. Of the many buildings I'd photographed over the years, few presented such a visceral experience. Between 2011 and 2014 I photographed the Freedom Tower’s transformation from skeleton to curtain wall. Features that held my attention were its dominance of the Manhattan skyline (the World Trade Center site was still mostly barren); its apparent, although not actual, twisting gesture; and its penchant for casting trails of mist off its summit during cool mornings. I continue to print favorite exposures from among the thousands I made. "Not only does James beautifully document this complex project, he captures a sense of the tragedy of 9/11 and the uplifting spirit of the new construction and the reclaiming of the skyline." – David Childs, architect of One World Trade Center More about the artist: James Bleecker photographs the landscapes and architecture of his native New York State. Since 1983 his work has spanned independent fine art photography and commercial architectural photography. Much of his work has been commissioned by museums and historic preservation groups in the Hudson River valley. About James’s work, Edgar Munhall, Curator Emeritus of The Frick Collection, has written, "James's work is powerful and mature. Rigorously composed and technically perfect, his photographs can reduce you to tears by their beauty." Collections: Berkshire Museum Barry Diller/IAC Albany Institute of History and Art Fenimore Museum Everson Museum Grants, Commissions: New York State Council on the Arts Albany Institute of History and Art Historic Hudson Valley Rockefeller family foundations (various) The Frick Collection American Museum of Natural History The Morgan Library & Museum

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