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East Side Sunday

Grace Hartigan

Contemporary Art

“I think a view from my window would make an interesting composition,” Grace Hartigan wrote the year she painted East Side Sunday. At the time, Hartigan was living and working on the Lower East Side, a colorful neighborhood filled with tiny shops huddled among fruit stands, pickle and herring vendors, antique storefronts, and bakeries. The energetic brushstrokes, vibrant bursts of color, and stirring shapes in this painting render the artist’s observations with an imaginative and fragmented sense of movement.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1956
DIMENSIONS 80 x 82 in. (203.2 x 208.3 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Lower right: "Hartigan '56"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Gift of James I. Merrill
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Grace Hartigan (American, 1922–2008). East Side Sunday, 1956. Oil on canvas, 80 x 82 in. (203.2 x 208.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of James I. Merrill, 56.180. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 56.180_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 56.180_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Grace Hartigan
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