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Red Grooms
Ruckus Manhattan (Hand signed)

1981

About the Item

Red Grooms Ruckus Manhattan (Hand signed), 1981 Offset lithograph poster (hand signed by Red Grooms) 11 × 28 inches Hand signed by Red Grooms on the front Unframed The artist signed this scarce print for the present owner so provenance is direct It was published by the public arts organization Creative Time to promote the 1981 installation of "Ruckus Manhattan", Red Grooms most iconic work, a monumental walk in installation he called a "sculpto-pictorama". Ruckus Manhattan was a multimedia, three-dimensional representation of Manhattan. The out-of-scale model, constructed of papier-mâché, wood, plastic, fiberglass, and vinyl, was designed to conform to Manhattan’s psychic dimensions, rather than its physical ones, and included such landmarks as the Apollo Theatre, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Chrysler Building, the Stock Exchange floor, Trinity Church, and the World Trade Center. Finding inspiration in sources as diverse as cubism and newspaper comics, Red Grooms’ city-within-a-city provoked serious thought about everyday life in Manhattan. RED GROOMS Red Grooms was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937 and has lived in New York for the past 60 years. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The New School in New York City, and at Hans Hoffman School of Fine Arts in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The artist’s work has been exhibited widely since the 1960s. Since Ruckus Manhattan, his widely acclaimed exhibition at Marlborough Gallery in 1976, Grooms has staked his claim as one of America’s most original, inventive, and popular artists. He has been honored with several important exhibitions including the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee in 2016; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut and Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont in 2013; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York in 2008; the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York in 2003; National Academy of Design, New York, New York in 2001; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York in 1987; and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1985. Grooms has received numerous awards and commissions throughout his career, including the he National Academy of Design’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Grooms’s work can be found in over forty public institutions, including: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.
  • Creator:
    Red Grooms (1937, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1981
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 11 in (27.94 cm)Width: 28 in (71.12 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Very good vintage condition with no apparent issues; in fact this collectors item, when found on the market, is rarely seen in such good condition.
  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1745210801352

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