Ellery and Broadway (detail)
The grid plans, or almost grid plans are a delight, seguing unpredictably into each other. their occasional monotony affording the possibility of surprise. Magnificent! My happiness was such that even the names of streets, seemed portents of mysterious delight: Myrtle, Dekalb, Quincy, Bushwick...
Marvellous too are fire escapes,..
Funeral parlour, near Metropolitan Avenue subway, Brooklyn, oil on card, 19 x 18 cm
Block, North end of Lorimer Street, Brooklyn,oil on card, 15 x 17 cm
But after a couple of days the sun came, and indeed it stayed for three weeks, with not a single day of rain.
I adore New York's elevated railways:
Ellery and Broadway, Brooklyn, oil on card, 16 x 18 cm
Broadway, Bedford Stuveysant, oil on card, 15 x 18 cm
I love exploring the Orthodox areas, their strangeness. I am transported to Pi, Aranofsky's marvellous film.
Returning from the Synagogue. Walworth Street, Brooklyn, oil on card, 18 x 15 cm
Sugarhill Social Club and Disco, Brooklyn, oil on card, 18 x 16 cm
This last is one of the more successful of the bunch, with just the right amount of work. Sickertian, I suppose:
oil on card, 16 x 18 cm SOLD