Skip to main content
Video Loading
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Frederick Mershimer
Destinations (Flatiron Bidg, 5th Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street)

1997

About the Item

In "Destinations", Frederick Mershimer creates an image of taxis rushing by the Fuller Building, better known as Flatiron Building. The building is only six feet wide at its rounded narrow end. Albert Stieglitz referred to it as "the bow of a monster ocean liner sailing up Broadway. This image was created in an edition of 120. The image was printed by John Micoff. In the collection of Georgetown University. Retif and Salzer #64 Frederick Mershimer (American, b. 1958) Moody, mysterious, majestic – these are some of the ways to describe the mezzotints of Frederick Mershimer. His images travel through the serenity of a Brooklyn neighborhood on a still night, rush past the frenzy of taxis jockeying for position around a New York cathedral, and parade down the fire-lit streets of New Orleans in its mythical Mardi Gras celebration. The evocative realism he creates transports the viewer beyond first appearances to reveal the hidden beauty and vitality of his scene. At first glance, his work can be interpreted as bold naturalism. Yet, he skillfully choreographs lighting and detail while altering perspective to draw the viewer’s attention to the essence of the piece. Mershimer’s mezzotints speak to both the grit and grandeur of the modern American city. Frederick Mershimer received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where he majored in painting and drawing. After moving to New York in 1983, he studied printmaking at The New School, Pratt Graphics Center (1984 – 1987) and Manhattan Graphics Center (1988 – 1992). He was initially drawn to the mezzotint process because it echoed his approach to drawing. In 2007, Stone and Press published a catalogue raisonné of his work, titled Frederick Mershimer Mezzotints 1984 – 2006. Mershimer’s works are included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Museum, the Corcoran Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Georgetown University, Library of Congress, the McNay Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art and the Whitney Museum.
More From This SellerView All
  • Late Night (Where Berkeley Place meets Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn's Park Slope)
    By Frederick Mershimer
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    In "Late Night", Frederick Mershimer created a winter scene where Berkeley Place meets Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn's Park Slope. This image, the seventh in t...
    Category

    1990s Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Mezzotint, Aquatint

  • Plymouth Street ( a twilight scene is set in the Brooklyn section of DUMBO)
    By Frederick Mershimer
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    This view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges is looking down "Plymouth Street" to the intersection of Jay Street. It is #35 in the catalogue raisonne by Retif & Salzer and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of City of New York...
    Category

    1990s Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Mezzotint, Aquatint

  • New York Stock Exchange (Symbolic icon of Wall St.'s vast power and wealth)
    By Frederick Mershimer
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    This color intaglio of the "New York Stock Exchange" was issued in a limited edition of 100. This impression is one of the Artist Proofs from the edition. The Stock Exchange is seen from Federal Hall...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Mezzotint, Aquatint

  • Leaf
    By Christine Ravaux
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    This image is #17 of an edition of 35 Born in Charleroi, Belgium, Ravaux is an artist who mirrors her surroundings in the mezzotints she creates. She has portrayed see more . . . th...
    Category

    1990s Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Mezzotint

  • Pylon (Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan side of East River near South St. Seaport)
    By Frederick Mershimer
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    A "Pylon" of the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge visible in the background is captured in this powerful image by Frederick Mershimer. It is #77 in t...
    Category

    Early 2000s Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Mezzotint

  • L' Ananas (The Pineapple, a symbol of hospitality)
    By Laurent Schkolnyk
    Located in New Orleans, LA
    Laurent Schkolnyk created this original mezzotint, L' Anais that is signed, titled and numbered #22 in an edition of 30. Since the fruit was so perishable, it became a symbol of lu...
    Category

    1980s American Modern Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Mezzotint

You May Also Like
  • Mezzotint Etching Botanical Print 'Mantle' Signed AP Jungle Image
    By Richard Hricko
    Located in Surfside, FL
    Richard Hricko has exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and juried competitions, including the National Academy Museum in New York, Glynn Vivian Art Museum in Wales, and G...
    Category

    20th Century Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Mezzotint, Etching

  • Floating
    Located in Deddington, GB
    Floating by Elaine Marshall [2014] limited_edition etching and aquatint Edition number 28 Image size: H:21 cm x W:20 cm Complete Size of Unframed W...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Paper, Etching, Aquatint

  • Midnight Observatory, Landscape Art, Architectural Art, London Art
    Located in Deddington, GB
    Midnight Observatory [2012] limited_edition etching and aquatint Edition number 69 Image size: H:20 cm x W:13.5 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:37.5 cm x W:27.5 cm x D:.03cm Sold Unframed Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look An etching and aquatint depicting the Royal Observatory at midnight in winter, printed from a copper plate in deep blue. This view of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park as seen from One Tree hill...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Copper

  • After the Storm, Limited Edition Print, Landscape Etching Print in Greens
    By Phil Greenwood
    Located in Deddington, GB
    After the Storm is a contemporary landscape print by Phil Greenwood. The serene combination of earthy green, blue and white tones gives the work a calming feel and Greenwood’s attent...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Archival Paper, Etching, Aquatint

  • Plum Tree III, by David Smith-Harrison
    By David Smith-Harrison
    Located in Palm Springs, CA
    Signed, titled and numbered by the artist. This intaglio print shows a plum tree in full bloom, with the architectural details that often accompany Smith-Harrison's portraits of trees. David Smith...
    Category

    Early 2000s Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Etching, Aquatint

  • M's Orchard, by David Smith-Harrison
    By David Smith-Harrison
    Located in Palm Springs, CA
    Signed, titled and numbered by the artist. This intaglio print shows an orchard combined with the classical architectural imagery that often accompany Smith-Harrison's portraits of ...
    Category

    Early 2000s Contemporary Landscape Prints

    Materials

    Etching, Aquatint

Recently Viewed

View All