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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 30 5/8" x 24"
  Edition size: 250
  Numbered Proofs: 52
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 23
  Total Edition size: 325
  Number of colors: 20
  Year printed: 2001
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 920 Last price on secondary mkt.
Authouart first came to New York City in 1983. Many, many times he walked through the intersection of Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street, but for some reason he was always on East sidewalk of Eighth Avenue or the South sidewalk of 33rd Street. He had never been on the Northwest corner. On his trip to New York in the year 2000, looking for a diner he had seen while in a taxi, he looked up, and for the first time saw this perspective... and he was dazzled. For Authouart, this was the most authentic and symbolic view of the city.
If you want an image of New York City for a travel brochure, you will use the Statue of Liberty or Times Square, but for Authouart, thinking of himself walking in the city, he remembers the pocked marked streets with the taxis bouncing over the uneven roads. He thinks of the traffic jams and the crowded sidewalks with everybody running and shouting... such an incredible and exciting life. The view of the street here, is to him like an incredible canyon, whose walls are sky-scrapers, leading eventually to the sea.
This vibrant city and fast paced life are certainly Open 24 Hours.

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