New York

Ewan Gibbs (1973 - )

Linocut

2007

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: New York
    Place: British Consulate-General

    This delicate, black and white print of New York by Ewan Gibbs presents a familiar view of the city. The imagery, however, is hazy, almost as if you are looking at it through a screen. Move back from the work and the image becomes clearer; the lights shine brighter and the outlines of buildings are more sharply defined. Gibbs begins making his architectural prints by taking photographs of landmarks in cities. He then painstakingly translates these into drawings by applying tiny, hand drawn, pixel-like marks to a grid.

    Ewan Gibbs graduated from Goldsmiths College, London, in 1996. He lives in Oxfordshire in the UK. He was chosen to represent the Armory Show in New York in 2009 and will be exhibiting drawings at MoMA in San Francisco in 2010. Public collections that hold his work include Tate, London; MoMA, New York, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

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  • Details
    Title
    New York
    Date
    2007
    Medium
    Linocut
    Dimensions
    height: 59.20 cm, width: 42.30 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Timothy Taylor Gallery, January 2009
    Inscription
    verso, bl: Ewan Gibbs 'New York' 2007 EGP17 ; verso, br: 6/20
    Provenance
    Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
    GAC number
    18249