Louis Lozowick, Mural Study: Lower Manhattan (left) and Mural Study: Triborough Bridge (right), lithograph, 1936. Estimate: $7,000 to $10,000 (left) and $$4,000 to $6,000 (right).
Two lithographs in the September 16th auction, Scenes of the City: Prints, Paintings & Drawings of New York 1900 - 2000, are familiar images for those who have ever been to Manhattan's Midtown Post Office. In 1936, Louis Lozowick accepted a commission from the Treasury Relief Art Project for two large oil paintings to adorn the walls of the post office at 33rd Street and 8th Avenue; they are still found there today. The prints are studies Lozowick made prior to executing the murals.
Louis Lozowick, Lower Manhattan and Triborough Bridge.